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Old 9th July 2013
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Default US government agency destroys hardware to clear malware

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$170,000 of equipment, including mice and keyboards, was physically destroyed when, according to a reportPDF, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) over-reacted to an over-stated malware threat. The EDA, a part of the US Commerce Department, also spent $823,000 on a contractor to investigate the infection, over one million dollars on temporary infrastructure and $688,000 for assistance from a contractor for a long term recovery plan.
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Ah, plainly I'm in the wrong corner of this industry. Consulting to government is where it's at. I could undercut that guy and offer to burn down all their buildings for only $400,000.
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Ah, plainly I'm in the wrong corner of this industry. Consulting to government is where it's at. I could undercut that guy and offer to burn down all their buildings for only $400,000.
I like the part about burning down the buildings (or maybe use a bulldozer, it's more environmentally friendly, not to mention fun ... vroom, Vroooom), but to actually win a government contract you'd probably have to charge more than the other guy.
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You'd also have to know at least one member of Congress, and have donated to his or her campaign.
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The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is being true to their mission. Replacement costs is around 2.5 Million economy stimulating Dollars.
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