Chinese hackers prompt Navy college site closure

Chinese computer hackers penetrated the Naval War College network earlier this month, forcing security authorities to shut down all email and official computer network work at the Navy's school for senior officers.

Navy officials said the computer attack was detected Nov. 15 and two days later the U.S. Strategic Command raised the security alert level for the Pentagon's 12,000 computer networks and 5 million computers.

A spokesman for the Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command, located in Norfolk, said "network intrusions" were detected at the Newport, R.I., military school two weeks ago. Chinese hackers prompt Navy college site closure - Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

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