Reuters shuts down system to fight Kelvir IM worm

Monday, 18 April 2005, 9:55 AM EST

Reuters Group was able to bring its instant messaging (IM) system back online early on Friday morning, after an outbreak of the Kelvir worm led the company to shut down the system for most of Thursday.

The London-based news and information provider detected the external worm on its network coming though a customer Internet portal mid-morning on Thursday and took the system down as a precaution, according to Reuters spokesman Johnny Weir. After insuring there were proper filters in place, the IM system was made operational again at 7 a.m. local time Friday, he said.

By Laura Rohde at Computerworld.

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