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pctek
17-12-2009, 04:34 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/3171006/Computer-virus-cripples-Waikato-DHB

pcuser42
17-12-2009, 04:36 PM
I'm willing to bet their antivirus "solution" was either Norton or McAfee.

KarameaDave
17-12-2009, 04:43 PM
Unbelievable, they must be a cross between the Keystone Kops and The Muppets.

R2x1
17-12-2009, 04:45 PM
No worry, Ralph will mobilise a squad of dancing paperclips and joy will spread through the land.

Or not.

hueybot3000
17-12-2009, 04:46 PM
It doesnt really state whether or not the infection was intentionally or not, either way though that sucks. A government funded organisation should easily have this sort of thing covered

CYaBro
17-12-2009, 04:48 PM
I'm willing to bet their antivirus "solution" was either Norton or McAfee.

I know the DHB here in Northland use Trend :yuck:

Chilling_Silence
17-12-2009, 05:32 PM
Fail!

That said, I've met the guy who's at the *very* top of ADHB's IT, the man *knows* his stuff like you wouldn't believe, and it can't be easy managing a network of tens of thousands of computers... Then again that's why they get the big salaries :D

nofam
17-12-2009, 07:42 PM
Fail!

That said, I've met the guy who's at the *very* top of ADHB's IT, the man *knows* his stuff like you wouldn't believe, and it can't be easy managing a network of tens of thousands of computers... Then again that's why they get the big salaries :D

I was discussing this very story with a colleague in Auckland today - we had an outbreak of it at work a few months back, and it was very messy to clean up. Problem seems to be the attack vector, as it will often use USB keys. You can tell people that ICT policy forbids the use of personal USB devices, but it's hard to enforce. And because most keyboards and mice are USB, locking down ports with Group Policy etc doesn't work.

Removing one infection is pretty straight-forward; removing from 120 workstations and a few servers was a bit more difficult :p

pablo d
17-12-2009, 09:29 PM
"We brought in Microsoft and have been working with them through the night."

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e164/kphares/dont_worry_sir_Im_from_the_internet.jpg

PaulD
17-12-2009, 10:20 PM
I'm willing to bet their antivirus "solution" was either Norton or McAfee.

Safer not to risk your money "She said the Waikato DHB used Computer Associates eTrust security software"

KarameaDave
17-12-2009, 10:41 PM
"She said the Waikato DHB used Computer Associates eTrust security software":stare::yuck:

Chilling_Silence
17-12-2009, 10:41 PM
I'm pretty sure they use CA here in ADHB too..

pctek
18-12-2009, 06:53 AM
Removing one infection is pretty straight-forward; removing from 120 workstations and a few servers was a bit more difficult :p

F&P used to use Nortons. Client/Server versions.
Anytime an infection struck they updated defs from the server onto the workstations and forced an overnight scan.

Not that it helped. It always missed heaps.