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Gov't hype surrounds "Operation Buckshot Yankee"




Gov't hype surrounds "Operation Buckshot Yankee"
Gov't hype surrounds "Operation Buckshot Yankee"



http://vmyths.com/2010/08/26/oby/ 

By Rob Rosenberger
Vmyths.com
Aug 26, 2010

Let's cut to the chase. U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn 
III wrote an op-ed for a commercial publication in which he claims a 
single USB thumb drive caused the worst military data breach in history. 
And according to Wikipedia, that one little USB stick led to the 
creation of the Pentagon's new Cyber Command.

Breathless reports like this one say this single specific tiny little 
USB thumb drive got infected with agent.btz, a tiny little chunk of 
malware the antivirus world has known about since, what, 2008? Yet it 
took at least 14 months for the Pentagon to clean it up.

Come on, people -- fourteen months?!? The antivirus experts dismiss 
agent.btz as banal, not brilliant.

I'll bet it took so long only because it was a classified operation. 
This malware would have blown over in a week if DoD-CERT had issued an 
email saying "hey, there's a new virus running around, please scan your 
PCs for agent.btz."

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