04-11-05

Fire those Security people at the US Naval Networks

Federal authorities arrested a 20-year-old California man Thursday and charged him with running a network of 400,000 compromised computers called a "botnet," including computers used by the U.S. government for national defense

Among Ancheta's alleged victims were computers at the Weapons Division of the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center, and machines belonging to the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Information Systems Agency, according to a statement from Debra Wong Yang, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California

Once the Trojan rxbot was installed on victims' computers, he allegedly used IRC (Internet Relay Chat) to communicate and control the systems, even advertising use of the botnets for DoS (denial of service) attacks and spam
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1881621,00.asp?kc=EW...

so do I read this, there are computers from those US military divisions that are connecting to a botnet by IRC ?  Do they really let computers connect to the internet by IRC ?
Wow, my network is more closed than theirs.
 
by the way, does anybody alert those computers that they should clean themselves (you have ip addresses don't you ?) or are they just sitting ducks waiting for the next guy to take control over the botnet or what is left of it ?

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