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Chinese deny Pentagon cyber attack

The Chinese government has vehemently denied it is behind cyber attacks on Pentagon computer networks that forced officials to take down an e-mail system in the office of Defense Secretary Robert Gates for more than a week last June. But experts say the Chinese military began the attacks at least four years ago.

Last year, the anti-spam group Spamhaus laughed at an American court ruling demanding they pay in excess of $11 million for blacklisting a known spammer. The judgment was due in part to the fact that Spamhaus, a UK outfit, ignored the case, assuming didn’t apply to their business. Now, an appeals court has tossed out the injunction and the monetary award, sending the case back to the lower court for further review.