Virus Hits Part Of U.S. Commerce Dept.

February 6, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Incidents
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A virus has caused the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to disable its email and Internet access indefinitely while the nature and origin of the attack is investigated.

Visitors to the EDA’s website are greeted with a banner across the top with the message that the agency’s site and email system is “experiencing a disruption in service.”

“The agency is working to address the issue and resume normal operations as soon as possible,” according to the message.

In the meantime, the EDA–which awards business-development grants to communities that need economic stimulation–has put up a simple, temporary website giving people access to key information, such as funding opportunities and contact information.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.