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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.

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