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Attack Snarls Web Traffic, E-Mail, ATMs

A fast-spreading, virus-like infection dramatically slowed Internet traffic, overwhelming the world’s digital pipelines and interfering with Web browsing and e-mail delivery. Sites monitoring the health of the Internet on Saturday reported detecting at least 39,000 infected computers, which transmitted floods of spurious signals disrupting hundreds of thousands of other systems worldwide. Monitors reported significant slowdowns, although recovery efforts appeared to be succeeding. “Everything is starting to come back online,” said Bill Murray, a spokesman for the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center. “We know what the issue was and how to mitigate it, and we’re just imploring systems administrators to apply the patches that will prevent this from propagating again.” Full Story

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