Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Kneber botnet and the day's Gov IT news

Jaikumar Vijayan reporting for ComputerWorld:
Security researchers at Herndon, Va.-based NetWitness Corp. have unearthed a massive botnet affecting at least 75,000 computers at 2,500 companies and government agencies worldwide.

The Kneber botnet, named for the username linking the affected machines worldwide, has been used to gather login credentials to online financial systems, social networking sites and e-mail systems for the past 18 months, according to NetWitness.

Congratulations NetWitness for a job well done.

John Foley of Information Week interviews Casey Coleman, CIO of the Government Services Administration.

William Welsh for Washington Technology: GSA, DISA launch commercial satellite solicitation

WFED's Max Cacas reports on AFFIRM's meeting on cyber security.

William Jackson for Government Computerter News: Second draft of Smart Grid security architecture released for public comment
If you have an opinion about this, now is the time to comment.

All the day's government technology news on the Presto Vivace's Google News Government IT section.

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