Windows 2000

A worm is currently attacking Windows 2000 machines around the world. Microsoft at its finest.

Among companies affected by the worm and its variations were ABC, CNN, The Associated Press, The New York Times and Caterpillar Inc. In California, San Diego County said it needed to cleanse 12,000 computers of the bug. ABC News producers had to use electric typewriters Tuesday to prepare copy for their “World News Tonight” broadcast, according to spokesman Jeffrey Schneider.

Here at work, we’re beginning our patching across our entire environment to try to prevent infection. The sooner the better, since one infection point tends to spread so rapidly in these cases.

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