Hospitals Affected by Conficker, Security Official Says

The Conficker worm infected several hundred machines and critical medical equipment in an undisclosed number of hospitals recently, a security expert said on Thursday in a panel at the RSA security conference. "It was not widespread, but it raises the awareness of what we would do if there were millions" of computers infected at hospitals or in critical infrastructure locations, said Marcus Sachs, director of the SANS Internet Storm Center and a former White House cybersecurity official.

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