“And, so far, the military has been unable to stop the virus/keylogger on a widespread scale. Repeated attempts to remove the malware from Creech’s computers have only proven temporarily successful, if that. As a kind of last resort, military network specialists have resorted to full drive wipes to combat the persistent infection. They have been using a tool called BCWipe to completely erase the hard drives’ data before rebuilding the drives’ contents back from nothing.
“We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,” said an anonymous source to Shachtman. “We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.””
You’ve got to be kidding. How is any virus/keylogger that can’t be eradicated benign?
I can just see it. The white-hat hacker spending endless nights in front of his machine, coding, tweaking, making redundant features so it can’t be erased, and in the end he writes the payload:
Imagine there’s no Heaven;
It’s easy if you try;
No hell below us;
Above us only sky;
Yep. It makes perfect sense. And what’s great about it is that it just spread to the control of armed with precision explosives flying autonomous vehicles. No harm can come from there right?
And if you have any problems with the keylogger virus, just unleash Skynet on it. I’m sure “she” can quell that nuisance for you.
When you thought you couldn’t see anything stranger (and dumber) than fiction, then comes reality…