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Experts: Small targets no match for savvy hackers

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) -  An online attack against dozens of rural American law enforcement agencies has left some officials wondering whether they'll be able to ward off future hacking attempts.

The attack by the hackers' collective Anonymous on law enforcement agencies in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Mississippi was likely so broad in scope because many sites were hosted by the same Arkansas company.

Internet security experts say the best hackers can beat the tools meant to stop them and many potential victims don't suspect they'll be targeted.

Much of the information Anonymous posted online on Saturday was benign. But the group also posted sensitive information including emails, credit card numbers and public crime tips.

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