London trust hit by virus had a failure of processes

What Barts and The London NHS Trust called a “major incident” – the spread of the Mytob computer virus to a network of nearly 5,000 PCs – was entirely avoidable.

An independent report on the management’s response to the incident goes before the trust’s board today. Although trust’s anti-virus software was updated daily, some PCs did not have it configured properly. So the virus was let in through the back door, said the trust.


Virus attack at London hospitals was “entirely avoidable” – Computer Weekly website

London Hospitals hit by computer virus – Graham Cluley, Sophos

Mytob and the NHS – Eset site

Mytob-infected emails – Neil Turner’s blog

Did suspected Zotob Hacker write Mytob worm? – Information Week

Mytob worm domindates virus charts – from 2005

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