[ISN] Marussia Formula 1 team’s race testing disrupted by Trojan malware

http://news.techworld.com/security/3503842/marussia-formula-1-teams-race-testing-disrupted-by-trojan-malware/ By John E Dunn Techworld 25 February 2014 The Marussia Formula 1 racing team has admitted losing an entire day’s race testing in Bahrain last week after the computer systems used for in-car telemetry were disrupted by Trojan malware. The UK-based Russian-sponsored team didn’t specify which Trojan caused the problems nor why it caused such a headache but the fact it was even mentioned suggests that the incident was significant. “It started off with the first disaster, which was a computer Trojan-type virus in the racks, which cost us the best part of the day,” team principal John Booth told the motoring magazine Autosport. “That set the tone for the week.” The team reportedly completed only 29 laps in the entire four days, the least of any team. Most of that was completed on day two when 17 laps were completed. The Trojan hit on day three which turned it into a write-off. […]




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