Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Conficker and your health

A USB stick inserted into a terminal in one of its car parks is being blamed for a massive Conficker infection of Waikato hospital in New Zealand that broke out last December. Over a 3 day period this incident infected 3,000 computer on the hospital network, impacting around 5,000 hospital staff. A full report on the incident is still forthcoming, but a USB-borne strain of Conficker is expected to be named as the culprit. A similar incident occurred in the server of the NHS in Leeds earlier in the year.

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