Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Surprise resignation of a manager of information security of the United States

The head of an agency of the United States to coordinate responses to cyber attacks announced his resignation Monday after a series of attacks against computer systems of the U.S. government. Randy Vickers, the director of the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has resigned without giving reasons.

The resignation follows a series of attacks against Web sites linked to the Pentagon, the CIA and the U.S. Senate, which had not resulted in the leakage of sensitive information by U.S. authorities. The attacks were claimed by the group LulzSecurity since dissolved. Last week, sixteen suspected pirates, including two with a direct part of LulzSecurity, were arrested in Europe and the United States in an international dragnet.

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