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This article was published on November 21, 2008


    Pentagon Hit by Cyber Attack of Unprecedented Proportions

    Pentagon Hit by Cyber Attack of Unprecedented Proportions
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    The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, has suffered from an unprecedented cyber attack in the form of a virus spreading throughout the United States military network.

    The Pentagon told Fox News “We have detected a global virus for which there has been alerts, and we have seen some of this on our networks. We are now taking steps to mitigate the virus.”

    The official would not reveal the source of the attack however, so concerned are they that the Pentagon have taken the step of barring all commercial malware, removable media (thumb drives, CDRs/DVDRs, floppy disks) on all DoD networks and computers effective immediately.