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USU Lab Likely to Get Funding to Fight Cyberterrorism

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A lab at Utah State University is working to thwart attacks on the nation's technological infrastructure.

For the past year and a half the lab has researched computer attacks and will likely get $2 million to continue its work.

With computers controlling everything from ATMs to hospital databases, an act of cyberterrorism could cause major disruptions.

The money for the continued work would come from Congress through a bill supported by Utah Sen. Bob Bennett.

USU is working with four other institutions on the project. Each is addressing a different aspect of cyber security and should also receive about $2 million from the Congressional bill.

------ Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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