Ivor O’Connor

January 24, 2009

Military Intelligence

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 3:51 pm

You’d think anybody who depends on a stable operating system would automatically bypass M$. However when you’ve got people who think might makes right making the decisions, well, anything is possible. Or is it just karma?

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/Chaos-for-navy-as-virus.4879984.jp

Published Date:
15 January 2009
By Matt Jackson
Defence correspondent
A computer virus has attacked the communications network of almost the entire Royal Navy fleet, knocking out e-mails and the internet.
It is understood the worm disabled the NavyStar network in up to 75 per cent of the navy’s ships last week, meaning sailors could not get messages home.
The navy’s flagship HMS Ark Royal, which left Portsmouth for Liverpool on Monday, is still without the system as IT technicians tackle the problem.

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