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Hackers Accused of Accessing Major Energy Co. Info for Up to 1 Year or More

Posted Feb 23, 2011 8:12 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Working through Internet servers located in China, computer hackers are accused of having broken into the networks of as many as eight energy companies in the United States and Europe, reports Bloomberg.

The article, which is based on information from security experts that was confirmed by one targeted company, says the hackers had access, undetected, for up to one year or more

“Legal information, information on deals and financial information are all things that appear to be getting targeted,” says chief executive officer Greg Hoglund of HBGary Inc. His cyber- security company investigated some of hack attacks for clients he declines to identify. Hoglund calls the raids "straight-up industrial espionage."

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