Virus hobbling terror lookout databases?
Government baffled by ‘sluggish’ computer system used by U.S. border officers. The computer system used by U.S. immigration officers to check terrorist watchlists has been on the blink for much of the past week, and technicians dispatched by the Homeland Security Department cannot seem to diagnose the problem, let alone fix it, WorldNetDaily has learned. Some 40 ports of entry across the country have reported chronic delays in accessing law enforcement data and even 24-hour system outages, officials say. “A virus may have migrated to our system,” said one official. Indeed, the department has distributed a virus alert to port directors. A fast-spreading virus – dubbed the MSBlast, or LovSan, worm – has infected other government agencies, including some Federal Reserve banks. Federal immigration officers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the nation’s busiest, say delays in the TECS lookout database are causing passport-processing bottlenecks and long lines at international terminals. Full Story