Diary: In the pits over infected Formula 1 press release

The Internet launch of Fantasy Formula 1 had an early run into the pits, I hear, when a draft e-mail version of the launch release was found to be carrying a computer virus.

The Internet launch of Fantasy Formula 1 had an early run into the

pits, I hear, when a draft e-mail version of the launch release was

found to be carrying a computer virus.



The problem happened when someone sent an e-mail, carrying the Word

Concept virus, to Flapjack Communications.



As Flapjack passed the release over the Net, rather then bringing it

back into their anti-viral protected systems, the little blighter kept

on going.



A somewhat embarrassed Flapjack spokeswoman stresses that only one

person was infected and that, on hearing of the problem, the company

immediately cleaned the file.



’We resolved never to send a file over the Net again and to always bring

files back into our systems and check them against our anti-virus

systems,’ she says ruefully.



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