Computer systems shut down after variant of Mytob worm infects PCs at facilities
By Jeremy Kirk
November 19, 2008 (IDG News Service) Computer systems at three London hospitals remained down on Wednesday morning after PCs there were infected with malware identified as a variant of the Mytob mass-mailing worm.
No patient data was at risk of being disclosed as a result of the infections, said William Mach, a spokesman for the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS). But as a precaution, computers were shut down at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, the Royal London Hospital and the London Chest Hospital.