Monday, September 24, 2007

Unisys in the Crosshairs

Security Unleashed – At Unisys, we’re looking at security in an entirely new way.Security is no longer a defensive measure. It’s an enabling catalyst for achievement.

That's the official line from the company's web site. According to the chairman of the House Homeland Security committee, Unisys may have bungled its $1.7-billion security contract with the department, enabling hackers to get into its computers and get information that was sent to a web service that connects to Chinese internet sites.

Representative Bennie Thompson accuses Unisys of not only failing to block the hackers but also not even noticing the cyber attacks for several months and then allegedly giving misleading information to HSD about the attacks.

Unisys has roots going back to 1873 and the creation of the E. Remington & Sons typewriter company.

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