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Contractors Vie for Plum Work, Hacking for the United States

Jun 01, 2009, 12:34 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Cosmo Lee for this link. ]

"Like other contractors, the Raytheon teams set up "honey pots," the equivalent of sting operations, to lure hackers into digital cul-de-sacs that mimic Pentagon Web sites. They then capture the attackers' codes and create defenses for them.

"And since most of the world's computers run on the Windows or the Linux systems, their work has also provided a growing window into how to attack foreign networks in any cyberwar.

""It takes a nonconformist to excel at what we do," said Mr. Gillette, a tanned surfing aficionado who looks like a 1950s hipster in his T-shirts with rolled-up sleeves."

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