24,000 files taken from US Defense Dept. in cyber attack

The US Defense Department was the victim an apparent cyber attack in March, losing some 24,000 files to "foreign intruders," the Washington Post quoted a Pentagon official as saying on Thursday.
US Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III stated in a speech about the Pentagon's cyber strategy that the unspecified data had been stolen from a defense contractor.
Lynn did not say who the Pentagon believes was behind the attack.