Military Cyber-war wiped tens of thousands of PCs

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We’ve just posted the following news: Military Cyber-war wiped tens of thousands of PCs

Military Cyber war hit South Korea

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/military-cyber-war-wipes-tens-of-thousands-of-pcs-67915/](http://www.myce.com/news/military-cyber-war-wipes-tens-of-thousands-of-pcs-67915/)

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#2

Luck me, I’m mostly using Ubuntu these days. The article mentions something about data that gets written into the Windows Registry, so we can all assume that the attack was focused toward Windows-based systems.


#3

Yeah I think that’s safe to assume and quite an interesting piece of detective work from McAfee too.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#4

Why the hell are we messing with SK? I figured they’d be more interested in China/Hong Kong sabotage. Was this a trial run?


#5

I suppose the answer to that is in whatever intelligence they’ve been gathering.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#6

So what does John McAfee say about this virus? Can it be stopped? (joking about John McAfee) but can this be used in other countries with a different A/V to combat it?


#7

[QUOTE=alan1476;2693203]So what does John McAfee say about this virus? Can it be stopped? (joking about John McAfee) but can this be used in other countries with a different A/V to combat it?[/QUOTE]

It’s more an analysis of who’s behind it rather than how to stop it.

You’ll never stop hacking in general despite many people trying but military hacking is in a completely different league as it presumably also has the backing of the government concerned.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#8

Ok, I’m going to assume that most of the people in SK must have installed Windows 8… right?