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Virus hits hospital systems

Staff at a Glasgow hospital worked round the clock to restore its computer systems after the network was struck by the Nachi worm. The problem was detected at Yorkhill Hospital at about 1600 BST on Thursday. Medical records, which are stored electronically, became unusable, and staff had to switch to using the paper files they normally store in the hospital. The virus affected about 1,000 network devices, which included computers and printers. However, a hospital spokesman said all essential hospital systems – such as records, bookings and appointments – had been restored by 0730 BST on Friday. And he stressed that the problem did not put patients at risk at any time. Full Story

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