Warnings did little to stop latest computer outbreak

Wednesday, 13 August 2003, 2:07 AM EST

The latest Internet attack on Microsoft operating systems by rogue software disabled tens of thousands of computers worldwide Tuesday, though a fix had been available for nearly a month.

The virus-like worm, dubbed "LovSan" or "blaster," snarled corporate networks with an inundation of data packets and frustrated home computer users unversed in techie triage.

It forced Maryland's motor vehicle agency to close for the day and kicked Swedish Internet users offline as it spread, its instructions triggering Windows computers to shut down and restart.

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