Love bug's bite exposes weakness

Chappell, Lindsay; Cantwell, Julie; Kachadourian, Gail; Kohn, Joseph; Miller, Joe; Rechtin, Mark; Sawyers, Arlena; Wernle, Bradford; Woodyard, Michael
May 2000
Automotive News;05/08/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5873, p1
Trade Publication
Looks at the impact of the `I love you' e-mail virus on the United States automobile industry. Automobile companies that shut down its e-mail systems in an attempt to rout the virus; Origin of the virus; Anti-virus teams' shut down of the communications networks to isolate and eradicate the virus; Automakers' plan to open huge online marketplaces where they can shop parts and conduct financial affairs.


Related Articles

  • Virus `slowed us down a bit'.  // Automotive News;05/08/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5873, p61 

    Examines how the automobile industry responded to the `I Love You' virus. Shut down of Ford Motor Co.'s servers while the virus was eradicated; Cleaning of employees' e-mail systems by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.'s information technology department; BMW AG technicians' development of an...

  • Virus outbreaks rattle dealer nerves. Guyer, Lillie // Automotive News;4/29/2002, Vol. 76 Issue 5981, p6T 

    Focuses on the outbreak of computer viruses for car dealers. Importance of adequate technology training and security measures in dealership; Details on the special scans and inoculation program for car dealers; Estimation on the total security markets by market analysts.

  • Fight Big Hack Attacks. Parsons, Matt // Ward's Dealer Business;Nov2003, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p38 

    Discusses the fight against computer viruses in the automobile industry in the United States. Computer security; Implications for business; Commitment from dealerships to reinforce and upgrade security for their computer systems.

  • The PC corner: Computer viruses. Kratofil, Bruce // Business Economics;Jan1990, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p52 

    Discusses computer viruses. Harmfulness of computer viruses; Ways of transmitting a virus; Preventive measures against computer virus attacks.

  • The virus from e-mail is not what you think. Dyril, Odvard Egil // Technology & Learning;Apr98, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p42 

    Presents information on computer viruses focusing on what the e-mail message virus, `Join the Crew' can do to computer hard drives. How the virus operates; What a computer virus is; Information on e-mail hoaxes; Detailed information on how to protect against such viruses.

  • Virus reports average 58 per month.  // Computing Japan;Jan1997, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p11 

    Points out the increase in the number computer virus infections reported in Japan from January to September 1996. Data from the nonprofit organization, Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA); Sources of most infections; Top computer viruses; Contact information.

  • Costly computer Gremlins sneak back. Belsie, Laurent // Christian Science Monitor;4/2/96, Vol. 88 Issue 88, p4 

    Reports on the prevalence of viruses in the United States. Examination of computer viruses; Discussion of a survey involving 300 companies; Negative consequences of encountering a virus.

  • Ask Mr. Technology. Huber, Joe // Technology Connection;Nov96, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p47 

    Answers a question on a computer virus problem that affects the master boot record. Effectiveness of the F-PROT program for locating and cleaning viruses.

  • Fighting the battle against computer viruses.  // New Hampshire Business Review;9/29/95, Vol. 17 Issue 20, p6A 

    Features a reprint of an article that appeared in the September 1995 issue of `StepAhead,' a newsletter published by NYNEX regarding suggestions on how to fight computer viruses. Definition of a computer virus; Misconceptions; Protection of computer system; Frequency of checking system for viruses.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics