Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three Out Of Four Computers Get Virus On US Military Base

The largest military base in Afganistan apparently suffered a computer virus that infected 75% of all computers on the base. Smart.
Even better, it was China or Russia that did it. Great.
"Details are still sparse, but both the LA Times and the U.S. News and World Report are reporting that the intrusion was severe enough to raise the INFOCON status, the information security equivalent of the DEFCON alert, and also necessitate the briefing of the president. We also don’t know the source of the attack, but signs point to state rather than non-state actors, with the most popular contenders being either Russia or China." (zdnet)

So now USB and other remote/portable media are banned on all army computers world wide. There's a funny joke in there somewhere but this reporter is too sick to think of it.

1 comment:

jg3 said...

It was either China or Russia? They can't tell?

Do they need a map?