From CNN 6:11 PM EST:
— A worm shut down computers running Windows 2000 software across the United States.
A preliminary article is here. Read this for starters:
A computer worm shut down computer systems running the Windows 2000 operating system across the United States on Tuesday, hitting computers at CNN, ABC and The New York Times.
Around 5 p.m. computers began crashing at CNN facilities in New York and Atlanta. ABC said its problems began in New York about 1:30 p.m.
The Caterpillar Co. in Peoria, Illinois also was reportedly affected.
The Windows world is going to feel a world of hurt. And guess what? Soon Microsoft won’t even be releasing patches! This could get pretty ugly. Just shows how vulnerable so many systems are.
Update: CNet on the case