Trojan cause of fatal air crash?

The Spanair plane crash that killed 154 people two years ago on Friday may have been partly caused by malware, according to reports.

The Spanair plane crash that killed 154 people two years ago on Friday may have been partly caused by malware, according to reports.

The newspaper El Pais reported on Fridaythat Spanair's mainframe was contaminated with Trojans at the time that Flight JK 5022 to Gran Canaria crashed just after take-off at Madrid's Barajas airport.

The mainframe was supposed to raise the alarm when three similar technical problems were noted, but did not do so due to the infestation, El Pais said.

For more on this story, read Trojan may have contributed to fatal Spanair crash on ZDNet UK.

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