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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    NSW's ambulance service diagnoses system virus

    NSW's ambulance service has identified the computer virus that forced the shutdown of its system responsible for
    dispatching and tracking ambulances over a weekend but will not reveal which virus did the damage.

    Technicians at the ambulance service discovered the virus while performing scanning tests in database boxes accessed by
    VisiCAD -- a globally adopted computer dispatch system used by the NSW service for 10 years.

    Full Story:
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/aus...ses-system-virus/story-e6frgakx-1226009679349

    Cheers Don...

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  2. Sylvia Else

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    One would have to suspect that they don't want to reveal it because
    doing so would also reveal that they must have been doing something very
    silly to have been infected.

    Sylvia.
     
  3. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    Oh, well that's human viruses. I was prepared to defer to your expertise
    as to what someone sreezing in an ambulance might do to a computer system.

    Sylvia.
     
  4. F Murtz

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    That sreezing is a huge problem.
     
  5. atec77

    atec77 Guest

    As long as no one wants a "cough"
     
  6. SG1

    SG1 Guest

    Would be worse if they got a Gough????
     
  7. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Sreezing in an ambulance would obviously produce the Sinus infection, or sinusitis which causes inflammation of the
    paranasal sinuses. One of the dreaded new and deadly strain of attacks on computer systems. :)

    I also figure that someone did something they shouldn't have and they aren't prepared to admit it.
    An illegal software install, or perhaps a USB injection from a memory stick. Virus by injection!

    Security is an easy spin answer, from a virus spin doctor.

    Cheers Don...

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