NASA admitted that several laptops at International Space Station were infected with worm dedicated to steal passwords. NASA spokesman claimed it wasn’t the first incident of this kind, but he also assured it doesn’t happen frequently. The infected computers were not responsible for any critical tasks; therefore worm hadn’t made any major harm.
According to security experts, the worm was indicated as W32.TGammima.AG. It attaches copies of itself to all removable media devices and spreads to other computers this way. The worm usually steals online gaming information. NASA didn’t revealed how exactly the infection made it into outer space, but the official ISS website suspects digital camera storage cards that reached Space Station on July.