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UK Government PCs May Have Been Compromised By Botnet

   
4:54 pm on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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UK Government PCs May Have Been Compromised By Botnet [news.bbc.co.uk]
Several PCs inside six UK government bodies were compromised by the botnet.

Finjan has contacted the Metropolitan Police with details of the government PCs and it is now investigating.

A spokesman for the Cabinet Office, which is charged with setting standards for the use of information technology across government, said it would not comment on specific attacks "for security reasons".

8:10 pm on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Just goes to show that anyone can get caught out if they haven't got the right precautions in place.

Off to have a good laugh at the governments expense.

 

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