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Your power grid does not run on MS-Windows, but it's being monitored by MS-Windows

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Another sad case of machines running MS-Windows being infected by a virus and the situation spun so as to not be an MS-Windows problem:

Linux saves Aussie electrical grid, which referred to a Sydney Morning Herald article 'Sinister' Integral Energy virus outbreak a threat to power grid, which avoids mention in the article of critical details in the Inquirer's article - machines running MS-Windows which were infected with a windows-based virus were being used to monitor machines used for control purposes that were running Solaris and therefore not affected by the virus.

Another article mentioning the virus problem, Virus hits Integral Energy desktops published at zdnet.com.au quotes Integral Energy's take the whole situation:

However, the spokesperson stressed that the power grid had not been affected. "[The virus] attacks Microsoft products and the network doesn't run on Microsoft," they said, adding that there was absolutely no way it could make its way onto the grid.

It seems that those affected and the media are at pains to avoid these kind of problems being labelled "MS-Windows" problems.

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