Who needs to worry about rise of the Machines, when this stuff is happening???
August 22, BBC News -- Computer virus hits hospital systems. Staff at a Glasgow, Scotland hospital worked round the clock to restore its computer systems after the network was struck by the Nachi worm. 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. The virus only affected computers connected to the network, so did not cause problems with life support machines or other critical care systems. A hospital spokesman said that the timing of the alert had been "quite fortunate" as it came as clinics were running down for the day. The Nachi worm tries to automatically apply the software patch issued by Microsoft to secure machines against the attentions of MSBlast. If it finds the MSBlast worm on a PC it removes the malicious program. However, experts say it can cause problems because it is untested, installs itself automatically, has the potential to cause compatibility problems and create lots of unwanted net traffic.