With a US$30 Billion dollars invested in the International Space Station, don’t you think NASA and the Russian Gov’t could pony up a couple of bucks to install antivirus software on the laptops and other computers?
Apparently they don’t, but are doing so now. Seems the ISS found itself infected with the W32.Gammima.AG worm.
W32.Gammima is a worm that spreads through removable media and steals information related to the MapleStory online game. This particular infection was in fact found on a compact flash card brought aboard by one of the astronauts.
The worm monitors Internet Explorer and steals the following information:
- Accounts and passwords to the MapleStory online game
- Role and item information in the game
The stolen information is sent to the author via email and HTTP
Systems Affected by this worm: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000