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Virus hits Navy Marine Corps Intranet

The lead contractor for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet blames a new worm for NMCI’s connection problems today.NMCI users have been experiencing “intermittent problems” in connecting to outside networks, said a spokesman for tech services firm EDS, the lead vendor for the program. The network did not fully crash, and NMCI users still have access to their desktop applications. NMCI personnel are trying to distribute a patch from security firm Symantec. “We are currently experiencing connectivity issues enterprise wide to include e-mail, Web and shared drive access due to a virus,” states a recording on a hotline for the NMCI Strike Force, which is made up of Navy and contractor personnel who handle network problems. Full Story

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