New 'virus weapon' worries police

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New 'virus weapon' worries police is a News Bulletin by Gwyn Cannar posted to the Commerce and Communications Network in 2790. The article denotes the commercial release of the Binary System Eradicator II.


New 'virus weapon' worries police
Gwyn Cannar reports
Law enforcement agencies are expressing concern at the commercial release of a totally new type of weapon. Known as the BSE (Binary System Eradicator), it is a high-level computer virus that can disable all a craft's systems within seconds. It is transmitted along with the attacking ship's ID to the victim, and once assimilated into the target's computer it goes haywire, instituting emergency shutdown procedures for all the ship's systems. Police worry that this will be the perfect weapon for pirates to trap wary merchants.