Internet worm creates chaos at hospitals
It sounds like a catastrophe movie poor plot, but this is true. Lives were at stake when the computer virus infected the infra structure at the Swedish hospitals.
Sasser hit more than 5,000 computers at hospitals in Västra Götaland and in Lund yesterday. Patients in need of acute medical attention in Lund were transported to hospitals in Helsingborg and Malmö because the university hospitals x-ray equipment was out of order because of the virus.
«The equipment is mainly used in cases of head injuries and complicated fractures,» said Per Längby, the hospitals press officer, to the Swedish paper Expressen.
At Borås hospital, staff became aware that the Sasser worm could be a treat against the institutions computers Monday.
«We managed to update 1,600 of 3,000 computers,» said Jan Ola Höglund, head of security, to the paper.
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