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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012

The Commerce Department sent us a statement about the cyber attack we reported on today, which has wreaked havoc since January on the computer system of a small department in the agency.
The Economic Development Administration, which gives out grants to distressed communities, unplugged its network once the virus was discovered. Employees are now back online with computers and Blackberrys, under a new operating system built from scratch. While business has slowed, Commerce officials say EDA has awarded $36.2 million in grants during the disruption.

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