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Leaked memo says Conficker pwns Parliament

The House of Commons IT systems has reportedly been infected by the infamous Conficker superworm, which has previously infected millions of Windows PCs and affected the operation of hospitals, military and large corporate systems.


Parliament reveals lack of digital security

The parliamentary IT system has suffered a virus attack, joining millions of other computers that have fallen victim to the Conficker computer virus.

But astonishingly, an email sent to MPs, lords and their staff reveals that parliament's IT network seems to be completely unsecured.


Breaking news: Australian Government's Classification Board website hacked

Breaking News: Australian Classification Board website attacked by hackers

In the mad fight to finally get a true R18+ rating for Australian gamers, there have been a few blows passed from both teams - the latest one was a flat-out refusal of the rating back in February 2009.

On top of that is the contention over ACMA's blacklist, of which the Classification Board was recently placed in charge of.



94% of emails are spam or viruses

More than 90% of all emails are spam or viruses. So says South African Linux specialist Synaq, which monitors more than 10 million corporate emails every day using its Pinpoint SecureMail product. Just 5% of emails entering corporate networks are in fact legitimate, the company says.


Also see: Why Microsoft Doomed Exchange... and E-mail Too

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