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Archive for Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kansas Department of Transportation hit by computer virus, sends out thousands of virus e-mails

September 9, 2010

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— The Kansas Department of Transportation says a computer virus forced a brief shutdown of its e-mail system.

The agency says the virus infected 55 of its 2,600 computers Thursday afternoon. All of the computers are expected to be operating normally by the end of the day Friday.

KDOT says the virus was spread through an e-mail with the subject line, "here you have." Clicking a link in the e-mail infected the computer, which then began sending e-mails to everyone on the recipient's contact list.

Dozens of these e-mails were received by reporters and editors at LJWorld.com and The World Company.

Comments

christie 4 years, 3 months ago

This potentially dangerous trojan was recognized by our security team yesterday and updates were applied to all systems to ensure integrity. It seems the State of Kansas has lax systems controls and this should never have taken place.

But I'm sure they hire each others brothers and cousins and nobody has a clue.

You get what you pay for in this world. You want good?? Pay for it.

Ruebella 4 years, 3 months ago

@christie

Sadly you are just spreading misinformation, when our companies AV provider was contacted they did not have fix until after the spread had started. They had to send us emergency response definitions. I am guessing this is what happened to KDOT too.

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