August 17, 2005 10:43 AM
Worms Turn on Big Media Newsrooms
Yesterday a worm infection laid low computers at The New York Times, ABC, and CNN. Here's how the Washington Post's Brian Krebs and Mike Musgrove describe the fraught scene at the cable network:
On CNN yesterday afternoon, Wolf Blitzer reported that a computer worm had taken out many of the news networks' computer systems in Atlanta, New York and other bureaus around the country. The cable channel showed pictures of an infected CNN computer constantly rebooting.
Oops, sorry, no: That's just the edgy new promo footage for The Situation Room. -- HOLLY MARTINS
Work Hits TV Networks, NY Times [Washington Post]