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Take virus warnings serious! February 8, 2009

Posted by Mike in End User Computing.

Back on January 22nd I blogged about the downadup virus. I came across another article from www.telegraph.co.uk that really caught my attention and made me wonder how many OTHER situations went unpublished?

Take the virus warnings serious folks, especially all of you with fighter planes!

French fighter planes grounded by computer virus: French fighter planes were unable to take off after military computers were infected by a computer virus, an intelligence magazine claims. The aircraft were unable to download their flight plans after databases were infected by a Microsoft virus they had already been warned about several months beforehand.

At one point French naval staff were also instructed not to even open their computers.

Microsoft had warned that the “Conficker” virus, transmitted through Windows, was attacking computer systems in October last year, but according to reports the French military ignored the warning and failed to install the necessary security measures.

The French newspaper Ouest France said the virus had hit the internal computer network at the French Navy.

Thank you to http://www.telegraph.co.uk for the story.

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