Monday, 14 November 2011

Virus knocks out ambulance response system

Ambulance workers had to allocated vehicles to incidents manually after a computer virus took down the automatic paging systems.

The St John communication centres in New Zealand had to resort to using station phones and manually relaying information after the automatic alert system failed.

According to a report by the Waikato Times, anti-virus software detected the threat and "protected the systems" but still the virus was able to impact "on some of the systems (sic) services."