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Telecoms Build In Security Measures
China Sentences American Hacker to Three Years
Hacktivists Attack Web Sites
Worm Offers Pictures of Iraq

Mar 21, 20031 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Telecoms Build In Security Measures

Today’s Washington Post reports on the efforts of telecom companies to fortify their networks and thwart terrorist attacks. The Post reports that since September 11, telecoms have added fiber optic lines, increased security, and added new ways to reroute traffic.China Sentences American Hacker to Three YearsNew York Times. The Times reports that the hacker, Charles Li of Menlo Park, will also be deported from China.

China sentenced a U.S. citizen linked to the outlawed Falun Gong to three years in prison for sabotaging broadcast facilities, according to a report in the

Hacktivists Attack Web SitesBBC. The BBC reports that Israel has also been barraged with hack attacks.

Political hackers, known as hacktivists, have attacked more than 1,000 websites in protest of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, according to a report by the

Worm Offers Pictures of IraqDigitalMASS. The story reports the worm, called Ganda-A, also pretends to offer animations that mock President Bush.

A new e-mail worm pretends to offer pictures of Iraq taken from spy satellites and attempts to disable anti-virus software, according to a story reported by