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Re: A virus too big to fail?
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:48:26 -0400
On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon &
Hannah <rmslade () shaw ca> wrote:
"In December 2011 the Economic Development Administration (an agency under
the US Department of Commerce) was notified by the Department of Homeland
Security that it had a malware infection spreading around its network.
"They isolated their department's hardware from other government networks, cut
off employee email, hired an outside security contractor, and started
systematically destroying $170,000 worth of computers, cameras, mice, etc."
The only reason they *stopped* destroying computer equipment and devices was
because they ran out of money. For the destruction process.
We need to know happened behind the scenes: perhaps they used the
incident for a hardware refresh.
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