Hong Kong hit by double whammy


25-09-2001

Hong Kong is recovering after hundreds of thousands of computers were hit by a double whammy as the Nimda virus and two damaged trans-Pacific cables disrupted internet connections.

More than 1,000 companies were hit by Nimda costing them millions in lost productivity, reported the South China Morning Post.



The report said the total bill could cost up to HKD 30 million.



The cables are believed to have been damaged by fishing boats or an anchor. Traffic was diverted though other cables, slowing internet access.

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