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Why didn't the U.S. go after Iraqi computer networks as hard as they could have during the Iraq invasion? To keep French ATMs safe, an Aviation Week article hints.

Basic services such as automatic banking machines could [have been] affected. Parts of the European banking system, for example, were a concern to U.S. officials planning electronic attacks on Iraq. Much of that country's electronic infrastructure was built by French firms.
Nevertheless, the magazine says, the Pentagon is working to develop "computer network attack devices [that] can hijack enemy transmissions, insert specially designed algorithms and then send the altered data stream back into the foe's network."
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