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Fannie Mae Malware Timebomb

A fired employee of mortgage giant Fannie Mae has been accused of installing a time-rigged virus on the company’s servers.

Fired employees sometimes threaten to get even, but few actually do it. Fewer still install a virus on the servers of the company they used to work for, rigged to go off later and take out all the company data.

But that’s exactly the crime of which former Fannie Mae Babubhai Makwana is accused. It’s alleged that he installed malware on the company’s servers that would activate on January 31, shutting down the computer monitoring system and access to all 4,000 servers, before replacing all company information with zeros.  More HERE

Most disguntled employees just steal a box of Post-it notes or maybe all the “W”s off the computers…


January 31, 2009 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Technology | , , , | Leave a comment

Pentagon Hit by Unprecedented Cyber Attack

(hat tip to Jason at The Truth Tracker)

The Pentagon has suffered from a cyber attack so alarming that it has taken the unprecedented step of banning the use of external hardware devices, such as flash drives and DVD’s, FOX News has learned.

The attack came in the form of a global virus or worm that is spreading rapidly throughout a number of military networks.

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

The official could not reveal the source of the attack because that information remains classified.

“Daily there are millions of scans of the GIG, but for security reasons we don’t discuss the number of actual intrusions or attempts, or discuss specific measures commanders in the field may be taking to protect and defend our networks,” the department said in an official statement. 

Military computers are often referred to as part of the Global Information Grid, or GIG, a system composed of 17 million computers, many of which house classified or sensitive information.

FOX News obtained a copy of one memo sent out last week to an Army division within the Pentagon warning of the cyber attack.

“Due to the presence of commercial malware, CDR USSTRATCOM has banned the use of removable media (thumb drives, CDRs/DVDRs, floppy disks) on all DoD networks and computers effective immediately.”  From FoxNews

November 20, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Homeland Security | , , , , | 1 Comment has been HACKED!

Many of us have our blogrolls hosted via  The site has been hijacked – is it some idiot who doesn’t have enough to do or something more nefarious (there is an Islamic message on the site instead of their ‘welcome’ page).

Texas Fred is on top of this issue – read his post at

October 8, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime | , , | 2 Comments