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.

Link:

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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