Linked by David Adams on Tue 6th Oct 2009 00:35 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Bugs & Viruses A Windows virus hit the display consoles in the control room of the Australian national electricity grid, presumably leaving the managers bind to the system status. Luckily, system administrators had Linux-based systems for development that could be swapped out for the disabled Windows machines. It seems as much of a failure to properly maintain the Windows machines as a failure of judgment in using a virus-susceptible OS for mission critical systems, but it's fun schadenfreude fodder for Windows haters.
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Likely just monitoring
by Phase Angle on Tue 6th Oct 2009 09:34 UTC
Phase Angle
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2006-06-28

I would say the windows machines where more of a monitoring terminal and the actual process control system would be something a bit more custom. At least this is what I saw last time I had anything to do with our supply authority.

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