Thursday, May 28, 2009

FBI & U.S. Marshalls Service Networks Hit By Virus

Via (May 26th, 2009) -

On May 21st, FBI and U.S. Marshalls Service networks were hit with a particularly aggressive computer virus. Both agencies shut down their external (connected to the Internet, which was how the virus got in) networks down, and began looking into what the virus was up to, and where it came from. Both agencies are targets for hackers working for criminal gangs and foreign intelligence agencies. The U.S. Marshalls Service runs the Witness Protection program, and many gangsters, and foreign intel agencies, would pay big money to know where people who had testified against them, were being hidden. The FBI has even more enemies. Actually, the FBI is hated by the entire criminal hacker community. That's because the FBI has been increasingly successful at revealing and disrupting hacker operations, as well as finding, arresting and prosecuting a growing number of hackers.


I haven't seen much news about this in other sources.

At this point, it is not clear what types of virus was found or if it is even a targeted attack.

They may have just become roadkill for one of the many viruses making the rounds on the interweb...just like everyone else.

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