Who Knew?

Bush Briefed on Cyber-Attack

A cyber-attack on computers this week at U.S. Central Command, which oversees American operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, was so severe that both President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert Gates were briefed on it. The attack affected computers in combat zones and, according to the Los Angeles Times, "also penetrated at least one highly protected classified network." It spread via flash drives, which the military has temporarily banned. The attack is believed to have originated in Russia, though military experts cannot yet say whether it was the work of an individual hacker or the Russian government.