Pentagon Acknowledges Security Breach
In 2008, a flash drive was used to infect several a large number of military computers.
The Pentagon has disclosed a 2008 security breach in which a flash drive was used to infect a large number of military computers.
"When the device was plugged into a military laptop located on an undisclosed base in the Middle East, malicious code soon linked highly sensitive machines to networks controlled by an unnamed foreign intelligence agency, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III wrote in the first official account of the episode," writes The Register's Dan Goodin.
"The account, included in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, comes almost two years after The Los Angeles Times reported an unofficial account of the incident, that claimed it most likely originated in Russia," Goodin writes.
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August 25, 2010
The fine is the largest ever for a data loss.