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Blaster Worm Suspect May Be Arrested Today; IT Spared London Greater Blackout; IBM Expands Monitor Recall

Aug 29, 20031 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Blaster Worm Suspect May Be Arrested Today

The Seattle Times reports that the FBI has identified an 18-year-old suspect in the “Blaster” worm attacks, one of the most destructive computer viruses ever to target the Internet and computers worldwide. According to the story, the man is expected to be in custody by 1:30 p.m. today, when the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle holds a news conference about developments in the Blaster worm investigation.

IT Spared London Greater BlackoutVNUnet. The story reports that NGT said its IT systems, based at the control centre in Berkshire, were able to detect the fault and alert engineers to take action before disaster struck.

UK electricity supplier National Grid Transco (NGT) said that without the £350 million invested in its IT systems over the last 13 years, the power cut which caused chaos in London last night could have been much worse, according to a story in

IBM Expands Monitor Recall reports that IBM will expand its recall of certain monitors to include an additional 63,000 units with circuit boards that could overheat, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. The story reports that no more than seven overheating incidents have been reported.