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Computer Virus Affects Missouri Government

September 20, 2001
By: Rachel Busacker
State Capital Bureau
A new computer worm has affected thousands of computer users across the country- including Missouri state agencies. Rachel Busacker has the story from Jefferson City.

A new computer virus, known as W32.Nimda, has affected Missouri state agencies and the capital.

Jill Hanson, Director of the Division of Information Services:

Actuality:Hanson1
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OutCue: ...just depends when they caught the virus.
Contents: Director of Information Services says many state agencies were affected by virus.

Although the virus spreads quickly, Hanson says it has not caused significant problems. Actuality:Hanson3
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OutCue: ...didn't really do a lot of damage.
Contents: Director describes how the virus has not caused drastic damage.

Hanson says most agencies are clean now and back on the network.

From Jefferson City, Rachel Busacker.