Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Malware Messes with the Military

I avoid fighting people that are bigger and better trained than me (which means I'll have to stop fighting my two sons pretty soon). So I would certainly never want to irritate an organization with 3 million people, many of whom are armed, and a huge complement of planes, bombs, tanks and guns.

But that's just what some idiotic hackers are doing by releasing malware aimed at U.S. Defense Department computers.

Fortunately, military defenses kept the attacks from reaching deep into the network, but the malware did infect a range of computers in Afghanistan and elsewhere. If they found the source of these attacks, a little shock and awe is clearly in order.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/04/2008 at 1:16 PM


Featured

  • OneDrive Users To Get Storage Options, Plus New Personal Vault

    Microsoft announced a few OneDrive enhancements, including storage-option additions, plus a new "Personal Vault" feature for added security assurance.

  • Cloud Services Starting To Overtake On-Prem Database Management Systems

    Database management system (DBMS) growth is happening more on the cloud services side than on the traditional "on-premises" side, according to a report by Gartner Inc.

  • How To Replace an Aging Domain Controller

    If the hardware behind your domain controllers has become outdated, here's a step-by-step guide to performing a hardware refresh.

  • Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Available at Preview Stage

    Microsoft added the option of using the Azure Backup service to provide recovery support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 when those workloads are hosted on Azure virtual machines.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.