Reuters Cuts Off IM in Worm Scare


Reuters was forced to suspend its Reuters Messaging instant messaging service last week after it became infected by a software virus spread through users' IM contact lists.

The RM system—used by both customers and staff—was shut down at 10:11am London time on Thursday, April 14, as a precautionary measure, officials say. They say Microsoft notified Reuters of the risk of infection at around 8:30am on Thursday.

Officials say Reuters and RMpartner Microsoft added a filter to the system to block

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