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Update for Waikato DHB Vendors on Conficker virusWaikato DHB has been infected with the CONFICKER Virus, identified as variants A and D. There are five known variants of the virus.
At 10pm yesterday issues were noticed with the system and investigations started.
At 2am the virus was discovered.
Immediately, a fix was implemented to start cleaning the virus off the systems. Unfortunately the virus was spreading faster than the cleaning fix.
All inbound/outbound communications have been cut, including our PACs link to Bay of Plenty DHB.
The latest estimate for recovery is sometime tomorrow morning.
A new ‘strong’ password system will be enforced to help prevent future virus infections.
Vendors should follow the instructions on the following url link:-
Removal instructions are also linked from the above url.
For further information contact Mike Bakker 021 815 363.
Thursday 17 December 2009