"Back in his cube again, Frank powered up his computer and
reflected on what he’d just learned, which was both not much
and a lot. Not much, in that he still had no idea who was behind
the attack, or what he was trying to accomplish. But a lot because
the only people targeted besides himself were George and Rick, and
because only the files in one directory had been affected. That
meant that what had hit the Library of Congress was no virus
unleashed against Web sites generally, bent on spreading random
mayhem. Instead, it was obviously an attack targeted just at the
LOC. And once it had made its way through the LOC firewall, the
attack had been manually controlled rather than automated.
"It also appeared that whoever was behind the exploit knew
exactly what he was looking for, and had figured out where to find
it. That suggested the cracker had managed to acquire some degree
of inside knowledge, or at least that he had been willing and able
to spend a lot of time roaming around inside the firewall figuring
out what might be of interest to him. Frank hoped it was the
latter, since the former meant that an employee was either directly
behind the attack, or had leaked information to whoever was."
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