Wednesday, August 27, 2008

“In Space No one can hear you scream” – tagline for the sci-fi classic “Alien”.

I’m sure astronauts at the ISS are screaming at their computers.  Apparently, one of the astronauts unleashed the Gammima.AG virus via a USB stick:

“The laptops carried by astronauts reportedly do not have any anti-virus software on them to prevent infection.

halOnce it has scooped up passwords and login names the Gammima.AG worm virus tries to send them back to a central server. It targets a total of 10 games most of which are popular in the Far East such as Maple Story, HuangYi Online and Talesweaver.”

No Command/Control computers are affected (as far as they know)