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Commerce shuts down economic development site due to virus

The Economic Development Administration at the Commerce Department has shut down its network because of a cyber virus.

An EDA spokesman says the agency set up a temporary website to provide funding opportunities and other information to its customers.

The Commerce IT security team and U.S. CERT are working with EDA to figure out the problem and fix it.

The spokesman says the virus affected EDA’s website and email system and out of caution the agency decided to isolate its systems from the rest of the department.

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The spokesman says the bureau’s ability to meet its mission is not being affected.

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