Elicotville District

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Elictoville is a territory and district of the Hamilton Federation. It is one of the two Districts located within the continental United States.

Land

The district is located within the town of Elicotville, New York State. It consist of one population center, Holimont. Holimont has a population of 6. The Elicotville Border Territory consists of the woods and creek south of Holimont and the highway north of it.

Politics and Demographics

The elections for MoP of Elicotville where held October 5th, 2010. They resulted in a victory for the socialist party, with their candidate Harold Jacobs wining the seat.

As of yet, there has been no Demographic suverys completed in Elicotville.

Economy

The economy of Elicotville consists largely of ski tourism. The sale of hot chocolate and other foodstuffs has traditionally brought the most profits to the Federation.

Cyber Warfare Incident October 9 2010

Federation computers are simutaniously hit by a massive computer virus. Whether this is from another micronation or simply malicious hacking remains unknown.

The virus, officially codenamed by Federation Cyber Security Department Virus 1, appeared on Federation computers at 7:30 Am, although it could have arrived sometime in the night. It consisted at first largely of multiple pop-ups appearing on the screen, declaring themselves to be "Antivirus Studio 2010". They masqueraded as this program, showing large amounts of viruses (named uncreatively things like RealAlert10 and TrojanDownloader) and offered to fix them. As a similar virus had attacked Solvoian Holdings in 2009, FCSD Technicians did not take the bait, not touching the pop-ups directly. It was theorized that touching them, even to exit them, would give the progam "authorization" to download more malicious software onto the computer.

The FCSD response to Virus 1 began at 7:40, with technicians running Anti-Malware and Spotmau to purge the computers. The pop-ups prevented the technicians from clicking on the programs to clean the computer, however, as they appeared directly on top of the other files. To close the programs without clicking on them, the technicians opened Task Manager. Task Manager couldn't close the pop-ups fast enough, but when opened revealed another aspect of Virus 1: Creating backups and embedding backups in other programs. Several Proxy files, called Cftmon, MSoRUN, Quicktime File 7.6 and so on managed to multiply every time they where deleted. This meant that is was nigh impossible to purge the computer, as no anti-virus software could operate.

Technicians then realised that other profiles on the computers where unaffected by the pop-up aspect of the virus. Using these profiles, they deleted the infected users. This sacrificed a good deal of data, but spead up the computer considerably. This enable new anti-virus software to be brought into play. However, internet function was still incapacitated. FCSD currently states that Virus 1 was attempting to spread over the internet but failing due to the infected profiles no longer having full internet connection. This was when it was discovered that the second aspect of Virus 1 was still active on the "uninfected" profiles, as similarly named programs appeared on Spotmau's scan and multiplied when they where deleted. Anti-Malware was again used, this time able to finish as there where no pop-ups. The scan showed there where no less then five Virus 1 sources, each acting in cohesion. These where then purged. The system then went back to normal.

Damage sustained during the incident consisted largely of education-related files meant for North Hamilton. Also, an estimated 50 Canadian Dollars worth of programs where unable to be retrieved due to the virus corrupting them so that if "rescued" they would infect others again. This set back several Federation projects considerably.