Thursday, September 06, 2007

BLOGSCAN - Pfizer's Zombie Computers

On BrandweekNRX, Dr Peter Rost posted the latest flash about Pfizer Inc: apparently the company has not responded to warnings that many of its in-house computers have become zombies, or bots, and now spew out spam, including spam mentioning Pfizer's famous product, Viagra.

1 comment:

MedInformaticsMD said...

If this is true, it represents a serious breach of security that may affect machines used in confidential research, clinical trials, and the like. Such IT needs to undergo periodic review and validation by FDA.

One would think the FDA would be alarmed by compromised computing in a major pharma of this magnitude.