800 Virginia PCs Destroyed By Possible ‘Time Bomb’

The City of Norfolk, Virginia is reeling from a massive computer meltdown in which an unidentified family of malicious code destroyed data on nearly 800 computers citywide. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

The City of Norfolk, Virginia is reeling from a massive computer meltdown in which an unidentified family of malicious code destroyed data on nearly 800 computers citywide. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

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Discussion

  • Anonymous on

    An infosec professional that considers operating system file deletion to be a destroyed PC? There *is* a difference between OS and the machine it is running on, you know.

     

    What part is being replaced? The OS, or the whole PC? If the PC is destroyed, I will happily take all 800 of them off your hands. The article is clearly written for the news, and little of the reality of what occurred.

  • Anonymous on

    Maybe it was PeTalol then again I would not put off that PeTa was not the main target or was some the reason .

  • Cyber Consultant on

    sounds like open port on the printer server let some in and thet .ini were re-wrtten by some one who has access to the system as they log in to the network .  but the inin would have to be done be fore the last shutdown not after.  Files size  showing up smaller just means its not the real data .. a commen trick to high some data on the system is to re-write the file index and install a faults imag of the system.

    I like to look at dive to se if it show that it has data but no filing system I seen root-kits that do this to the MBR as well as the drive map.

    CC

     

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