Zotob worm hits US media outlets

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Zotob worm hits US media outlets

An unidentified software virus – likely the Zotob worm – was being blamed for computer system outages on Tuesday at ABC News, CNN and the New York Times, as computer security companies tried to pin down the cause of the disruption.

CNN, breaking into regular programming, reported on air that personal computers running Windows 2000 at the cable news network were affected by a worm that caused them to restart repeatedly.

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