Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
PSA
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 11/21/2008 8:06:10 PM EDT
http://www.defensetech.org/archives/004546.html

Why is this not front page national news?

Date to watch 11/24/2008

Sorry if dupe.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 8:12:51 PM EDT
I heard about it, they think it got in by a thumb drive.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 8:16:41 PM EDT

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.

ar-jedi

Top Top