Nimda worm hits court computers

Nimda worm hits court computers

Nimda.E, a new generation of September's Nimda computer worm, infected systems at federal courts in Miami at Halloween.

The courts went back to a paper system to track cases as workers fixed computers one by one, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts said.

Even though the worm also hit the federal courts' national computer network, all court files were safe, he said.

Nimda.E disables Microsoft Windows NT and Win 2000 platforms, propagating itself through e-mail and hiding from detection software more effectively than its predecessor.

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