August 11, 2000

EPA Web site 'riddled with security weaknesses'

Author: JT Smith

A CNET story: "Despite efforts to shore up computer security, the Environmental Protection Agency is still an open target for hackers, according to congressional investigators.

"A report released today by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, found that the agency's system continues to be 'riddled with security weaknesses' that could allow hackers to tamper with data, view sensitive information or attack other agencies using the EPA system."


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