Hackers hit U.S. malware database

03/15/2013 | Register (U.K.), The · RT.com (Russia)

The U.S. government was forced to take a critical cybersecurity database offline recently after a National Institute of Standards and Technology firewall detected an attack on the agency's servers. The infiltration of the National Vulnerability Database, which houses data on viruses and other bugs, happened because of Adobe ColdFusion vulnerabilities and reportedly persisted for two months before being detected and patched.

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