[LINK] Nimda worm knocks Australian defence offline
Fri, 12 Oct 2001 21:32:05 +1000
At 7:54 PM +1000 12/10/01, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>The Australian Department of Defence today confirmed its internal and
>external data network had been struck down by the nimda worm. A Defence
>spokesman said today the department's Internet and intranet were taken
>offline earlier in the week after it was hit by the worm.
As I understand our previous discussion the patches to avoid nimba's
exploits were were available months ago.
When nimba arrived there was a heap of publicity and I recollect
somebody commenting on the incompetence of any site which might get
caught after that happened.
What does this say about the Defence Dept's ability to combat real
cyber attacks from terrorists?
They can't even defend against known exploits by a known worm which
had received ample publicity.
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