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CSX Blames Virus for Delays

A computer virus was blamed for bringing down train signaling systems throughout the East today. The virus infected the computer system at CSX Corp.’s Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters, shutting down signaling, dispatching and other systems at about 1:15 a.m. Eastern time, CSX spokesman Adam Hollingsworth said. “The cause was believed to be a worm virus similar to those that have infected the systems of other major companies and agencies in recent days,” Hollingsworth said. The signaling outage briefly affected the entire CSX system, which covers 23 states east of the Mississippi River. A virus known as “Sobig” has in the past few days become the fastest-spreading e-mail epidemic ever, according to security company MessageLabs Inc., adding to havoc caused by last week’s “Blaster” worm. Full Story

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