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Worm affected many banks, says EDS

EDS has pointed out that many banks were affected by the SQL Slammer worm that crashed systems around the world on Saturday. This follows a Standard Bank statement blaming EDS for its card processing systems crash. The worm crashed Standard Bank’s systems for several hours on Saturday, making it impossible for shoppers to get authorisation for credit card purchases. Standard Bank issued a statement laying the blame for the systems crash at EDS’s door. The bank, which terminated its R1 billion card processing outsourcing contract with EDS last year, said the company’s technology processing systems had been struck by the virus. Full Story

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