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CNN: Marine Corps headquarters at Pentagon hit by computer virus

Oct 22, 1999, 19:16 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Plante)

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"Marine Corps computer technicians were at work overnight Friday, improving security, after the Corps headquarters at the Pentagon was hit by a "worm virus," a Marine Corps source told CNN."

"The Thursday afternoon attack infiltrated only "unclassified" computer systems, according to the source, and affected Microsoft programs only. Computer systems containing sensitive or "classified" information were not affected, he said..."

"The Pentagon has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the last several years bolstering computer security, to combat attacks on computer systems from international foes, companies and domestic computer hackers."

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