I love reading about these things, since it is my contention that a Microsoft Worm caused the big North American blackout. This time the computers at Health Canada were knocked out, and if we were in the middle of an epidemic, we would have been screwed, or why keep these people employed?
They always say that patches were 'available', but nobody had them in yet. Could it be that some MS patches are worse than nothing? I feel sorry for those people that maintain these things, except they get $1.5 million in overtime! And then they set up for another party!
ps. all the computers at the Disaster(ous) Call Centre are MS! (except they're not allow to talk to anybody!)