Worm crashes Coastguard computers

Wednesday, 5 May 2004, 3:42 PM EST

Computers at the Coastguard Agency were among millions of PCs hit yesterday by a new worm that spreads over the internet.

The Sasser worm, which exploits a flaw in Microsoft's Windows software, disrupted work at the Marine and Coastguard Agency, forcing staff to use pencil and paper to find ships and locate distress calls on maps.

By Charles Arthur at the Independent.

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