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UHS computer sniffles turns into campus epidemic

Monday, April 28, 2008

According to University Spokesman Ed Blaguszewski, the Office of Information Technology is reporting that 120 out of the 150 workstations in University Health Services shut down after an electronic intrusion two weeks ago are now back up and operational.

UHS wasn't the only section of campus to take a hit from the electronic intrusion; some 40 workstations across campus - including some at the offices of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian - suffered from a virus that significantly slowed down infected computers.

According to OIT, the attacks on computers outside UHS retained the same distinctive elements as those within health services. According to OIT officials it appears that the individual or individuals responsible may have wanted to use the computers to illegally download movies or music.

OIT is assessing if the affected campus computers suffered a data breech, as they are at UHS.

All of the machines are currently being repaired and brought back online.
posted by Derrick Perkins, 12:36 PM

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