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FBI Warns of Spectacular Attack, Terrorism Insurance Passes House, Pentagon Hacker To Fight Extradition, Linux Makes World’s Fastest List

Nov 15, 20022 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

FBI Warns of Spectacular Attack

A law enforcement bulletin published by the FBI warns that Al-Quaida may be planning a “spectacular” attack designed to damage the U.S. economy and inflict large-scale casualties, according to an article in the Boston Globe. The Globe reports that authorities are increasingly worried about an attack because of “chatter” picked up in intelligence channels.Terrorism Insurance Passes HouseWashington Post. The legislation will now move to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.

The House has passed legislation favored by President Bush that will give the insurance industry $100 billion to cover claims from future terrorist attacks, according to an article in today’s

Pentagon Hacker To Fight ExtraditionABC News. ABC reports that Gary McKinnon, known as Solo, remains free after being held for a short time.

A British hacker accused of breaking into several American military networks will contest his extradition to the United States, according to

Linux Makes World’s Fastest ListNew York Times. The Times reports that a new list of the world’s fastest computers will be released today, and that the United States will maintain its top position as a user of fast computers.

A cluster of computers running Linux has been named one of the world’s fastest computers, according to a story in today’s