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French Fighter Planes Grounded by Virus!

June 24, 2014

"The virus attacked the non-secured internal French navy network called Intramar and was detected on 21 January. The whole network was affected and military staff were instructed not to start their computers. According to Liberation newspaper, two days later the chiefs of staff decided to isolate Intramar from the military's other computer systems, but certain computers at the Villacoublay air base and in the 8th Transmissions Regiment were infected. Liberation reported that on the 15 and 16 January the Navy's Rafale aircraft were "nailed to the ground" because they were unable to "download their flight plans". The aircraft were eventually activated by "another system".

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Mocana Joins 'IP for Smart Objects' (IPSO) Alliance

June 24, 2014

The IPSO Alliance is a group of leading technology vendors and users which promotes the use of Internet Protocol (IP) for connecting 'smart' objects and delivering information to and from those objects. 'Smart objects' include just about anything that is network addressable and can deliver state, sensor or processor data, including consumer devices like cellphones and GPS receivers, as well as the manufacturing automation infrastructure devices that form the bedrock of the modern economy, like sensors, actuators, process controllers and assembly line robotics.

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