Conficker Grounding Fighter Aircraft

DAVID PUGLIESE’S DEFENCE WATCH

By DAVE PUGLIESE 02-23-2009 Ottawa Sun

“Naval spokesman Jerome Erulin said the recent computer security breach was limited but prevented the aircraft from downloading flight plans, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

The database infection by “Conficker,” a malicious software virus publicly reported by Microsoft last October, likely was the result of negligence, naval officials said.”