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Mischief Makers Attempt To Thwart World's Computers

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With a fresh wave of cyber attacks unleashed Thursday, we wondered who benefits as criminals and mischief makers attempt to thwart the world’s computers?

It appears that someone unleashed a fresh wave of cyber attacks, Thursday. This time hackers focused on targets in South Korea with some government websites and banks the intended victims.

A few days earlier a similar assault was unleashed on the United States with the White House, Pentagon and The New York Stock Exchange among the intended marks. Although the US government admits some sites were compromised, by and large it appears most successfully blunted the computer assaults.

It’s not immediately clear who’s responsible for the attacks or what their motives may be. Early speculation suggests they could have come out of North Korea although the attacks will be difficult to trace, says Professor Peter Sommer, an expert on cyberterrorism at the London School of Economics. "Even if you are right about the fact of being attacked, initial diagnoses are often wrong."

"I think the threat is more serious than the war on terror. These hackers could wipe out financials systems or steal trade secrets from the Pentagon," says Alex Hamilton of Jesup & Lamont on Fast Money.

Who benefits as criminals and mischief makers attempt top thwart the world’s computers?

Perhaps its CACI a company that specializes in cyber security. Alex Hamilton sure likes this name. "On a historical basis the stock is depressed and I think there’s room for margin expansion," he says.

Considering the administration has vowed to made the nation's computer networks you might want to put this name on your radar.


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