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Sunday, June 18, 2000
6/18/2000 10:47:45 PM
London's Times newspaper describes this
bungle: After Serbs launched virus attacks against NATO during
the Kosovo conflict, NATO personnel with the KFOR peacekeeping force
in Pristina were experimenting with anti-virus tactics. They created
a virus called Anti-Smyser 1 which, unfortunately, escaped from the
laboratory. The virus grabs documents from the disks of infected
computers and sends them out as invisible email attachments.
Anti-Smyser 1 has now turned up at the Czech ministry of defense.
And this same cheeky virus is now believed responsible for sending a
restricted document, detailing NATO rules of engagement, to a London
publishing company last April.
6/18/2000 10:12:19 PM
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