Indian Prime Minister's computer infected with a virus for three months
By Koder at Tue, 03/17/2009 - 16:04
This story was originally reported in one of India's top Newspaper dailies; you can read the details at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/PMOs-email-infected-for-3-months/articleshow/4266663.cms
In the world of computers every one is prone to viruses, however the Indian Prime Minister's machine was infected with a virus for three months and no one knew about it. When his emails started going missing from Microsoft Outlook Express, they grew suspicious and investigations revealed the virus.
|Apparently the flaw was blamed on Microsoft Outlook Express, which was vulnerable to the virus and due to which the Indian Prime Minister had missed important emails from a high ranking Air Force official (Air Commodore Lokesh Batra). This incident resulted in the Prime Minister's office dumping Outlook Express as an email client and adoption the Open source PHP based Squirrel Mail as its email client.