[funsec] Malware Knocks Defense Department e-Mail Offline
fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Jun 21 23:12:56 CDT 2007
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I would really appreciate any additional pointers to the original
AP article or anything else which substantiates this report. I have
been traveling today and haven't been able to thoroughly review my
normal news sources yet.
Via the C|Net News Blog.
According to the Associated Press, the US Defense Department took 1,500
computers offline as the result of a cyber attack. No additional
information about the event was provided. Defense Secretary Robert Gates
said the attack happened sometime yesterday and that e-mail systems were
expected to be back online later today.
Gate said during a press conference on the matter: "We obviously have
redundant systems in place. ... There will be some administrative
disruptions and personal inconveniences." When asked if he, personally, had
been inconvenienced, Gates replied that he's a very low tech person. "I
don't do e-mail."
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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