Saturday, March 14, 2009

India: Prime Minister's Office e-Mail System Infected for Three Months

Via The Times of India.

E-mail system of the Prime Minister's Office was under the grip of a computer virus for three months last year forcing officials to replace the software.

The technical glitch plagued the e-mail communication system of the PMO, which was based on the Microsoft Outlook Express, from February to April in 2008.

Although the extent of damage was uncertain, the PMO said that most of the e-mails addressed to it were not received.

The problem was detected only in late April after which the Microsoft Outlook Express email software was discontinued and replaced by another software - Squirrel mail.

The matter came to light during one of the hearings of the Central Information Commission where the PMO submitted that "there was virus problem during the months of Feb-Mar-Apr that was finally diagnosed only late in April".

More here.


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