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Internet Worm Plaguing Computers Worldwide

A fast-spreading Internet worm infecting computers worldwide forced the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to shut its offices for the day and is causing problems for other computer networks in the Washington region. The worm, dubbed “Blaster” by security experts, is having a “sporadic” effect on federal agency networks, said a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Earlier today it crashed the computer network at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, sending some employees home. At Georgetown University, more than 500 administrative computers were infected with the virus as of late Monday evening, spokeswoman Julie Green Bataille said. Detected yesterday afternoon, the worm spread across corporate networks and home computers in Europe, Asia and Australia. As many as 1.4 million computers may be affected, according to the CERT Coordination Center, a government-funded security watchdog group based at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Full Story

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