Malware knocks out U.S. Marshals Service network

21.05.2009

Later, another press office staffer confirmed that there were network problems.

Members of the agency's IT staff were communicating with vendors via Gmail accounts as they attempted to work through the issue.

The U.S. Marshals Service, a division of the Department of Justice, is the oldest federal law enforcement agency and has served the country since 1789.

There was no word if the problems had spread to the DOJ or to other agencies under the DOJ.

The U.S. Marshals Service has approximately 4,901 employees, which includes 94 U.S. marshals and 3,324 deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators. The agency's fiscal 2008 budget was $864 million.