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Re: Conficker borks London council

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____/ Richard Rasker on Monday 07 Sep 2009 21:44 : \____

> nessuno wrote:
> Hmm, Conficker, Conficker ... now where did I hear that name before ...
> ah yes:
> 497443c0$0$724$7ade8c0d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>   http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/conficker-worm-infects-9-million-and-cou...
>   For those who didn't realize yet: 10 million infected machines is fully
>   one percent of the total number of machines out there.
>   ...
>   Let's see, 2000 PC's down for 15 days ... say we're talking a few hundred
>   dollars in productivity loss per PC, plus, say, a hundred dollars per PC
>   for cleansing ... well, that's easily over half a million worth of damage.
>   With the total number of infections at least 5,000 times higher, damage
>   must be running into the billions already.
>> <Quote>
>> The May incident took several days to clean-up and landed the west
>> London council with a bill of Â500,000 in lost revenue and repairs,
>> </Quote>
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/04/ealing_council_mystery_malware/
> Billions of pounds in damages because of crappy Windows, and all DFS can
> come up with is a few dozen Linux freeze problems ... yup, Linux sure
> causes a lot of trouble ...

It is the fault of the users....

				...for choosing Windows.

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