[funsec] Rinbot Brings Back Old Times to County Offices

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Fri Mar 9 12:11:44 CST 2007


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Via The Washington Post.

[snip]

Typewriters were dusted off, hand-held radios were tested, and Anne Arundel
County employees reported having to walk between offices rather than
sending e-mails yesterday after a virus led to the shutdown of more than
2,500 computers.

The fast-spreading virus infected as many as 200 county computers
Wednesday, and technicians shut down the entire network for Anne Arundel
offices for more than 24 hours.

The disruption left hundreds of employees without access to databases, the
Internet and printers, but 911 emergency services and financial
transactions such as bill payments were not affected, officials said.

By the end of the day, parts of the network were up and running. But during
the two days of network shutdown, some county employees said they were
forced to resort to tools and methods abandoned long ago in the name of
technological progress.

[snip]

More:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/08/AR200703080
2012.html

- - ferg

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