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