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Did McAfee Drop the Ball?

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. tripwire45
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    Did McAfee Drop the Ball?

    Three London hospitals whose computer systems were infected with a relatively old worm are now almost back online. Around 5,000 PCs at St Bartholomew's, the Royal London Hospital and The London Chest Hospital were hit in mid-November by an infection of Mytob, a worm that e-mails itself to other PCs and can be used to put other malicious software on a machine...The PCs did have antivirus software made by McAfee installed. McAfee, which received a sample of the Mytob strain infecting the hospital's PCs, said its up-to-date products do have the have the right signature to detect the worm. McAfee offered no comment.

    Read the whole story at PCWorld.com.
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    1. hbroomhall
      One of the hospitals mentioned is just up the road from my workplace, so I have been following the story with interest.

      There is a singular lack of hard information about what happened (as shown by the rather vague statements made in that article) but the general feeling is that the area IT management for those hospitals 'dropped the ball' and that it wasn't down to McAfee.

      There are a few (equally uninformative) articles on ElReg about this as well.


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