Tuesday, July 20, 2004

[news] "Terrorists Infiltrate Outsourcing Firms: Attacks Planned Against U.S. Financial Institutions"

Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Dateline: China
"... a terrorist cell looking for an advantage against the powerful U.S. military trains a group to be software programmers, who then infiltrate companies that have sent their software development work overseas. Working for those companies, the programmers surreptitiously put vulnerabilities in software." 
Read the story from Federal Computer Week at http://tinyurl.com/58era .  BTW, FCW is a well-respected trade; it's the Computerworld for U.S. government IT personnel.
Just in case you're wondering, the "Subject" line heading is not true -- or, is it?
Bottom line:  I don't even want to think about it ...
David Scott Lewis
President & Principal Analyst
IT E-Strategies, Inc.
Menlo Park, CA & Qingdao, China