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DHS pinpoints government computers set to lose Internet access

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February 27, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Incidents, Responses
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The Obama administration employed a new governmentwide network surveillance tool and private sector assistance to search for corrupted agency computers that are at risk of going offline in less than two weeks, Homeland Security Department officials said.

The DNSChanger virus had infected half of the government’s major agencies as of early 2012, security firm Internet Identity reported on Feb. 2. Researchers there found 27 of 55 government departments had at least one corrupted computer or router. DHS officials on Sunday evening said they could neither confirm nor deny the assessment.

via NextGov, continued here.