How not to stop a virus attack
Back in 1999, when the Melissa virus hit the Net, I was working as a network engineer for the Controller's office of a large western state. We got hit hard by Melissa. As you may remember, Melissa was a mass mailing macro virus that crashed email servers and sent out copies of infected Word documents...sometimes confidential ones.
Now and then it even changed document/image files to something else, ruining data in the process. We had virus protection running on the servers and workstations, but it took a while before our anti-virus vendor issued an update to block Melissa and a utility to get it off the infected computers. But eventually we updated the protection software and cleaned up the Melissa-fied machines. How not to stop a virus attack | InfoWorld | Column | 2006-10-24 | By Anonymous
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