Ex-Hacker Mafiaboy Discusses Local Government Web Security
Source: Government Technology - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection Last July, a hacker broke into Yellowstone County, Mont.’s website, prompting the county to disable the site. In September 2011, two men with alleged ties to the online activist group Anonymous were indicted for hacking into Santa Cruz County, Calif., computers in December 2010, causing the county website to go offline. And last November, the Gregg County, Texas, Tax Office was hacked by the Zeus Trojan, which uses a keystroke logging scheme to steal information. In that incident, bank routing numbers were hijacked to redirect $200,000 into a foreign bank account.

Even law enforcement sites are being targeted. Sheriff John Montgomery of Baxter County, Ark., said in August 2011 his office’s website was attacked by hackers and is among more than 70 law enforcement websites in several states that have been hacked.

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