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25 years ago: Virus impacts U.S. computers; KU not affected

November 4, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 4, 1988:

  • Several computer networks in the nation had been infected this week by a "virus," a phenomenon still sufficiently unfamiliar with newspaper readers to be put in quotation marks. Kansas University computers had not been affected by the virus, which one expert said was the largest-scale attack to date. Authorities said that the virus had slowed machines in universities, at NASA, and at other research centers linked by a Department of Defense network, but that no data had been destroyed.
  • About a pound of unprocessed cocaine had been seized and three people arrested after local, state, and federal officials had raided a Lawrence residence. Douglas County District Attorney Jim Flory announced this morning that 15 law enforcement officers had raided a house in the 300 block of California Street and had discovered a stolen gun and a "significant amount" of cocaine. Officials estimated the street value of the drug at $40,000.

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