John Stokes

The Chinese cyber assault on America

The decision by the US military to ban the use of all flash drives, CDs or other mobile devices to fight a virus that has already infected thousands of government computers is yet another illustration of the cyber challenge confronting America.

The Agent virus, a variant of the SillyFDC worm, infects networks and then automatically goes out to the Web to download various tools that can search for data or destroy hard drives. 

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