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BOSTON (Reuters)—Hackers stole information from the U.S. Department of Transportation and several U.S. companies by seducing employees with fake job-listings on advertisements and e-mail, a computer security firm said.

The victims include consulting firm Booz Allen, computer services company Unisys Corp., computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and satellite network provider Hughes Network Systems, a unit of Hughes Communications Inc, said Mel Morris, chief executive of British Internet security provider Prevx Ltd.

Of the list, only Unisys acknowledged that viruses had been detected and removed from two PCs, saying no information had been leaked. A Department of Transportation spokeswoman said the agency could not find any indication of a breach and a spokeswoman for Hughes said she was unaware of any breaches.

The other parties either declined comment or did not respond to requests for comment...
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2159835,00.asp
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omg its DIE HARD
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If it was anything serious each hacker would easily have his house raided with 2 swat teams.. Nothing happened really..
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If it was anything serious each hacker would easily have his house raided with 2 swat teams.. Nothing happened really..
I watched that movie too.(Hackers)
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I watched that movie too.(Hackers)
Looked more like the national guard raided that kids house (Hackers) than a SWAT team lol.
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I watched that movie too.(Hackers)
I wasn't talking about a movie? Just in general that's what would've happened is someone hacked the US GOV.
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Die Hard indeed. Someone got the idea and went with it!
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I wasn't talking about a movie? Just in general that's what would've happened is someone hacked the US GOV.
Why do they have to get caught, maybe they succeeded and got away with whatever they were doing. They might have used teh uber l337 hax from the transformers.
    
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They would have gotten caught because there is always a way to trace them. The govt can monitor what you are saying by using your cell phone mic, you think they can find out who was trying to screw with them, more than likely a laser guided bomb hit the guys house soon as he clicked send lmao.
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