Australia: 'Love' shuts mail systems

SYDNEY, Australia -- Companies have been forced to shut down mail servers this morning in a bid to stop the so-called "Love Letter" worm from swamping their systems and those of their suppliers. Sydney-based Security Mailing Services shut down mail systems after staff ignored warnings from the company's IT department about the "Love bug.

SYDNEY, Australia -- Companies have been forced to shut down mail servers this morning in a bid to stop the so-called "Love Letter" worm from swamping their systems and those of their suppliers. Sydney-based Security Mailing Services shut down mail systems after staff ignored warnings from the company's IT department about the "Love bug." Story to follow. -- Nicole Manktelow, ZDNet Australia News