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Michigan Battles Computer Hackers

The Michigan State Police say that while hackers are attacking Michigan’s computer systems on a daily basis, they’re winning the battles.

Matt Bolger of the State Police says they have five offices and 20 officers working on tracking the “cookies” that hackers leave behind.

Officials recently told lawmakers that each day, the state stops well over 700,000 attacks on its I-T network. The attacks range from simple spam, to malicious efforts to slow or even shut the network down.

Currently the state spends $22 million on cyber security. In his 2016 budget, Governor Snyder is proposing a $7 million increase.

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