Moonlight Maze

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Moonlight Maze is the name of an FBI inquiry into a cyber attack on United States government networks that began in 1998.[1][2][3]

On September 20, 1999, Newsweek printed a story on Moonlight Maze that was written by Gregory Vistica. It was titled "'We're in the middle of a cyberwar'," based on a quote from then-Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre.[4]

Federal Computer Week's Dan Verton described the Hamre quote earlier that year [5] as pertaining to "Serbia's attacks against NATO's public World Wide Web pages".

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  1. ^ Drogin, Bob (7 October 1999). "Russians Seem To Be Hacking Into Pentagon". Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Moonlight Maze, 1998–1999". RealClearPolitics. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ PBS. "Cyberwar! The Warnings?". PBS. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Newsweek Exclusive: 'We're in the Middle of a Cyberwar'". PR Newswire. September 12, 1999. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Brewin, Bob (June 20, 1999). "Cyberattacks spur talk of 3rd DOD network". Retrieved 20 September 2016. 

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