Those damn Russians. They did it again (to be fair, it was probably the Russians. But it is more fun to blame someone, right?). This time, their hackers infiltrated a U.S. governmental network (one separate from any other network) and stole military secrets. Their secret weapon? A thumb drive. It became infected with malicious malware from the internet and spread to the separate networks from there. To me, that’s pretty crazy. It seems that these hackers are really creative and capable. That, or our governmental computers need a drastic security overhaul (reading stories like this is becoming a frequent occurrence). If you want to read the steps taken by the NSA to counter this threat, click on the article linked above.
Moral of the story: keep your thumb drives safe, kids.