US Navy malware infection risked submarine prang

Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 2:42 PM EST

An American contractor holding top-level security clearance has been convicted of sabotaging critical US Navy computers used for submarine traffic control.

Richard F Sylvestre, from Massachusetts, installed malware on a computer network at the Italian HQ of the US 6th Fleet, America's standing taskforce in the Mediterranean. He later told investigators that he was upset after his company Ares Systems, which he then owned, had failed to win important naval business.

At The Register.

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