Tuesday, February 17, 2009
"Reports of cyberattacks on U.S. government computers jumped by 40 percent in 2008, records indicate.
"U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team figures show reports of attacks by people trying to plant malicious software intended to allow them to control or steal sensitive government data have been climbing steadily, USA Today reported Tuesday.
"`Government systems are under constant attack,` Joel Brenner, counterintelligence chief in the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told the newspaper. `We're seeing a dramatic, consistent increase in cybercrime (and) intelligence activities.`"