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Computer Security: Virus Highlights Need for Improved Internet Management
IMTEC-89-57: Published: Jun 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the November 1988 Internet computer virus incident.GAO found that: (1) the Internet virus infected up to 6,000 computers within hours after it appeared, clogging systems and disrupting most of the nation's major research centers; (2) university computer experts eradicated the virus at most sites within 2 days; (3) the virus caused lost computer pro...