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Worm strikes down Windows Systems

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posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 06:00 PM
A fast spreading computer worm has been shutting down computer systems across the world and keeps on spreading. It has infected Windows based systems.
A computer worm shut down computer systems running the Windows 2000 operating system across the United States on Tuesday, hitting computers at CNN, ABC and The New York Times.

Around 5 p.m. computers began crashing at CNN facilities in New York and Atlanta. ABC said its problems began in New York about 1:30 p.m.

David Perry of Trend Micro said that the attack seems to have been triggered by a new worm, called worm--rbot.ebq. He said the symptoms -- computers repeatedly shutting down and rebooting -- was consistent with that virus.

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This is a serious situation for Businesses dependent on Computer Systems. Businesses across the world have been infected and it is causing major trouble, for example people working at CNN cannot access the internet and has to report the Old Fashoin way. CNN also reports the virus infecting Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP and Server 2003 systems. Even though this is a fast spreading virus, Windows and the FBI have said this is a "Low Risk" virus.

More will develop about this worm in the coming hours. I hope this problem is solved fast before this gets any worse.

[edit on 20-8-2005 by asala]

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