24,000+ Attempts to Hack Pentagon

The number of cyberattacks and intrusions into Pentagon computer networks this year is expected to top off at 24,000, an increase of 5 percent from last year, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Ninety-nine percent of the successful attacks and intrusions can be attributed to known vulnerabilities and security gaps that have gone unfixed and to poor security practices, officials said.

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