Cyber attack hits Pentagon
The Defense Department took as many as 1,500 computers off line because of a cyber attack. Few details were released about the attack, which happened Wednesday, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the computer systems would be working again soon.
Gates said the Pentagon sees hundreds of attacks a day, and this one had no adverse impact on department operations. Employees whose computers were affected could still use their handheld BlackBerries.
[ Read more ]