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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

US Government Sites Hacked

The U.S. Department of the Treasury found itself the victim of hacker attacks on three of its websites, all of which proceeded to distribute malicious software to visitors, security firm AVG says.

According to AVG researcher Roger Thompson, as of Monday, three domains associated with the home page of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing were actively serving up malicious software. While the Treasury Department has so far refrained from commenting on the attacks, by Tuesday morning, all three sites appear to have been taken offline.