Missile defence Staff Told To Stop Watching Porn At Work

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Photo: Flickr/U.S. Missile defence Agency

The Pentagon’s Missile defence Agency (MDA) warned its employees and contractors to stop watching and downloading porn on government computers, Tony Capaccio of Bloomberg reports. Executive Director John James Jr. circulated a memo on July 27 that “there have been instances of employees and contractors accessing websites, or transmitting messages, containing pornographic or sexually explicit images.”

The MDA has a proposed 2013 budget of $7.7 billion.

A government cybersecurity specialist told Bloomberg that criminals and foreign intelligence services use viruses embedded in pornographic websites to gain access to data from government and corporate computer networks.

James wrote that the “seriousness of the potential breach to operations cannot be overstated.”

Of course looking at porn at work also wastes time and taxpayer money.

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