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Web sites hacked

As the war raged, the debate over the current conflict in Iraq moved online as hackers attacked Web sites.

Published reports, which agencies did not confirm, said that Web sites for the Navy and the Agriculture Department were replaced with anti-war pages. Hundreds of sites were attacked, vendors said.

DOD targets e-mail psy-ops

Along with the bombs allied forces are dropping on Iraq, a form of psychological warfare is taking place. E-mail messages to high-ranking Iraqi military officials and possible electronic warfare could help bring the hostilities to a quick end, said retired Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Baker.

Infosec grades to continue

Former Rep. Stephen Horn (R-Calif.) may have retired, but his report cards will go on. Information security and management will be a top priority for a House Government Reform subcommittee, said Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.), the subcommittee's new chairman.

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