From SANS NewsBites Vol. 14 Num. 29.
–Economic Development Administration Offline for Months Following
(April 9, 2012)
When the computer systems at the US Commerce Department’s Economic
Development Administration became infected with malware months ago, the
bureau unplugged the system from the Internet. The Economic Development
Administration (EDA) a small bureau within the Commerce Department which
provides grants to distressed communities. The security teams have not
been able to isolate the malware and clean the system*. The offices are
reverting to old fashioned communications technologies: fax machines,
telephones, and written phone messages. Employees have contacted clients
to ask how they would prefer to communicate without the Internet. EDA
has noted that the situation has increased human interaction.