Windows 2000 collectively crashes

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

2 thoughts on “Windows 2000 collectively crashes

  1. My conspiracy theory

    I suspect MS of this, since they know no other way how to convince W2k users to upgrade to XP and secure MS’s income. What you think?

  2. Hi, I came across this blog article while searching for help with Microsoft Silverlight. I have recently changed internet browser from Opera to Internet Explorer 7. Now I seem to have a issue with loading sites that have Microsoft Silverlight. Everytime I go on a site that needs Microsoft Silverlight, the site doesn’t load and I get a “npctrl.dll” error. I cannot seem to find out how to fix it. Any aid getting Microsoft Silverlight to function is greatly appreciated! Thanks

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