Hacking trail leads to Swedish teen

Posted by Armand on May 11, 2005 7:05 AM EDT
Guardian Unlimited; By Julian Borger
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A Swedish teenager is being questioned over a daring internet attack that penetrated thousands of computer systems in the US, including military and Nasa websites, the FBI said yesterday.

Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute, a cyber security training organisation, said the internet attacks demonstrated the continuing vulnerability of seemingly closely guarded websites.

"The dirty little secret of security is that even in organisations that have high security, operational problems cause those organisations not to patch," Mr Paller said.

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