Hackers Attack NYPD Computers 70K Times a Day

Attempts have failed because of a strong protection system

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says international hackers try at least 70,000 times a day to get into the department's computer system.

But he said Wednesday all the attempts have failed because of a strong protection system that prevents security breaches.

Kelly says the NYPD has documented computers in China, the Netherlands and other countries that illegally scan NYPD computers, looking to hack into the system.

He described the computer threats to the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit think tank.

Kelly says terrorism has remained a threat facing New York City in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks. The NYPD continues to step up surveillance efforts and expand its international reach.

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