Czech security experts have uncovered a global network of devices attacked by
computer viruses within which it was possible to wiretap and gain access to
sensitive data, Jan Vykopal, head of the security project of Masaryk University,
told CTK yesterday.
Modems were among the attacked devices as they are only poorly protected. The
viruses were able to deflect the communication of Internet users to servers
where they could be wiretapped, Vykopal said.
Vykopal's colleagues along with experts from the Brno Military Academy and
the Defence Ministry have uncovered the dangerous network.
"The assailants have denoted the network of the subjugated installations as
Chuck Norris," Defence Ministry spokeswoman Lucie Kubovicova said.