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International Space Station Infected With USB Stick Malware Carried on Board by Russian Astronauts
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:52:15 +0000 (UTC)

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/521246/20131111/international-space-station-infected-malware-russian-astronaut.htm

By David Gilbert
ibtimes.co.uk
November 11, 2013

Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky has also told journalists that the infamous Stuxnet had infected an unnamed Russian nuclear plant and that in terms of cyber-espionage "all the data is stolen globally... at least twice."

Kaspersky revealed that Russian astronauts carried a removable device into space which infected systems on the space station. He did not elaborate on the impact of the infection on operations of the International Space Station (ISS).

Kaspersky said he had been told that from time to time there were "virus epidemics" on the station.

Kaspersky doesn't give any details about when the infection he was told about took place, but it appears as if it was prior to May of this year when the United Space Alliance, the group which oversees the operaiton of the ISS, moved all systems entirely to Linux to make them more "stable and reliable."

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