Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/12/dvd_smut_malware_hits_army/

DVD smut malware blights US forces in Iraq

A different kind of insurgency

By John Leyden

Posted in Security, 12th May 2008 17:38 GMT

Malware infected bootleg DVDs bought from Iraqi souks are causing US troops all sorts of problems.

"Porno-Viruses" spread on these DVDs are triggering issues with so-called computer "RAM-rot".

The popularity of smutty videos among Iraqi troops, in particular, is a concern, according to US Army Reserve Capt. Michael Noonan.

"Due to the average Iraqi Army soldier's love of pornography, my memory stick would be filthy with viruses every time I had to go and get documents from my counterpart or his section NCOs," Noonan said in a Washington Post report. ®