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Japanese space engineers have admitted one of their computers has been infected by a Trojan that may have leaked sensitive data, including system login information, to hackers. The breach also exposed blueprints stored in the attacked terminal, according to a statement by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). …

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In an environment as sensitive as the one this PC was in, 'cleaning up' is simply not good enough.

They should have nuked the fucker from orbit!

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Mushroom

gotta take off first, before nuking the site from orbit

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Pirate

will

low orbit ion cannon be satisfactory?

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Trollface

"Red flag"

I like what you did there!

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...removed from the agency's network as soon as a *red flag* was raised over its erratic behaviour

Heh-heh.

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FAIL

I guess they are running Windoze. FAIL for obvious reasons.

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no-one askedq

Why the same pc keeps getting infected, who is using it and what are they up to?

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Cannot blame the Chinese. They NEED those plans to get to their new planned Moon base.

Oops. Did I say that out loud?

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Anonymous Coward

Won't happen, the Nazis got there first.

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Don't play games with me your higness

I want those plans, and you have them

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Coat

Well

At least no-ones blaming apple for this one.....

Yes, that's me getting my coat as I leave....

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FAIL

Okay, the machine started "acting up" and some support guy used his skilz to "clean it up". They did not, at that time, detect the real problem.

4+ months later, same machine, same issue. Now they figure out that sometime 5 to 6 months BEFORE this second issue occurred there was a break in.

Interesting. Sounds to me like the support guy didn't really do anything to begin with (windows restore anyone?), because if he had it would have required restoring a lot of back ups to figure out the original issue.

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