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Computer Virus Hits Fairfax Schools

A fast-spreading computer virus that has slowed e-mail systems worldwide is taking its toll on Fairfax County Public Schools. Officials say computers at every school in the county have been hit by the so-called Sobig virus in some way. The virus also has attacked computers in the human resources department, which is affecting the last minute hiring of teachers. Technicians are racing to fix the problem before classes begin next week. The county’s ten modified calendar schools, which are already open to students, have been a priority. Fairfax County Public Schools’ chief information officer says it’s one of the largest viruses to ever attack the school system. It’s not clear how much the cleanup will cost. Full Story

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