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Leaked memo says Conficker pwns Parliament

Mar 30, 2009, 12:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Our call to the service desk was referred upwards. We've left a message with ICT management. Inquiries to the All Parliamentary Internet Group and parliamentary IT lobby group Eurim are also yet to shed any light on the matter.

"However one House of Commons source, who requested anonymity, confirmed to El Reg that the memo is genuine. He added that the House of Commons network had been "slow for most of the week" and acting like it was "hand cranked", although its performance had improved a bit by Friday once the clean-up operation got under way. The prohibition of plugging mobile devices into the network was likely to inconvience MPs and other who synchronised their phones with their desktops, he added."

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