Virus Hits Nearly 75% of Systems on Afghanistan Military Base
Dec 02, 2008, 19:17 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam O'Donnell)
"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."
Even the linked news articles are shy on what operating
systems are affected; however, a bit of Googling reveals that
agent.btz is a Windows worm--ed.
- Liability for Software When Life is at Stake
(Nov 19, 2008)
- Enhance PC Security with Open Source Apps(Nov 14, 2008)
- Mac, Linux, BSD Open For Attack: Kaspersky(Oct 20, 2008)
- Asus Reports Virus Loaded Into Eee Box PCs(Oct 07, 2008)
- 12 Most Devastating PC Viruses and Worms of All Time(Oct 04, 2008)
- Password Stealing Worm Catches NASA Napping: Houston, we have a virus.(Aug 28, 2008)
- Novell's iPrint Open to Attack, Say Researchers(Aug 27, 2008)