Posted: 11/21/2008 8:06:10 PM EDT
Why is this not front page national news?
Date to watch 11/24/2008
Sorry if dupe.
I heard about it, they think it got in by a thumb drive.
an infected USB thumb drive was inserted into a computer attached to the DoD's internal network. a virus, or more specifically, a worm, has now infected other networked DoD computers. most likely these computers did not have updated virus detection/protection, as apparently this virus/worm is not exactly a recent creation.
so, no, the DoD is not "under attack" per se.
in short, stupid people have collided head on with stupid network and system administrators.
if there is a policy in place, and sufficient technical and operational safeguards, this is a non-event.