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Hackers Eye U.S. Government Targets

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Hackers Eye U.S. Government Targets

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Hackers Eye U.S. Government Targets

Hackers Eye U.S. Government Targets

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Guests

Jim Lewis, director and senior fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Kevin Poulsen, senior editor, Wired.com
Kevin Mitnick, former hacker and author of Ghost In The Wires

Hackers have broken into servers at the U.S. Senate, compromised the Gmail accounts of U.S. government officials and stolen security codes to military contractors. Many experts agree that American government and businesses are not prepared for the growing threat of sophisticated cyber attacks.