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Worm attack on Barts was avoidable

29th January 2009

An independent review has concluded that the Mytob worm attack on the Barts and the London NHS Trust network was “entirely avoidable”.

Board papers reveal that although the trust had anti-virus protection updated on a daily basis prior to the attack, it did not reach all PCs and was incorrectly figures on some PCs. This enable the virus, which infiltrated the network on November 17 and rapidly infected the trust’s 4,700 PCs, in through the “back door” causing severe disruption.

 

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Title: Worm attack on Barts was avoidable
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 9978
Date Added: 29th Jan 2009

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