In the wake of the discovery of malware on the network of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the National Archives and Records Administration discovered three desktop computers that had been infected with the same remote access malware. The malware was detected by the National Archives’ own intrusion detection system after receiving signature data from the Department of Homeland Security, according to a report by NextGov.
Comment: I must say I am not surprised that the malware was found at NARA. In fact, I might have been more surprised if it was NOT found.
The same malware is appearing on all sorts of government computers. The problem has now been found at NARA. I suspect if anyone performs the correct search, it will be found in computers at most all U.S. government agencies.
Sadly, the entire problem could have easily been avoided by encrypting the information. This is another example of your government NOT at work. I won’t single out NARA alone. The problem exists throughout all, or most all, the U.S. government agencies.