Monday, September 1, 2008

Malware infects space station laptop

September 1, 2008 (Computerworld) Malware has once again managed to get from Earth onto the International Space Station, a NASA spokesman confirmed last week.

The attack code infected at least one laptop used on the station, an international operation led by the U.S. and Russian space agencies.

The NASA spokesman declined to identify the malware, saying only that antivirus software had detected it on July 25. The SpaceRef.com news site last week identified the bug as W32.Gammima.AG.

The spokesman said the worm posed no threat to the station or its crew. "It was never a threat to any command-and-control or operations computer," he said.

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