Last week, a mystery computer virus caused havoc to NSW’s emergency services, with operators forced to take down patients’ details using pen and paper.
The virus, which struck at 1pm last Saturday, crippled the state’s triple-0 call centers for more than 24 hours.
Luckily, no lives were jeopardized in the incident, but it got us thinking about some of the more virulent computer pandemics that have hit in recent years. While human lives are rarely threatened by such outbreaks, malware attacks can still take a huge toll on the world economy's health. In the following article, we take a look at the ten viruses that have stuck in our minds the most. This rogues' gallery may bring back memories, not all of them pleasant...
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