Bishop of Manchester struck dumb by virus

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

According to media reports, a virus has been found on the computer of Nigel McCulloch, the Bishop of Manchester, removing his ability to send or receive emails since 3rd March.

Furthermore, technicians brought in by the Church of England to investigate the malware incident claim that a “significant” number of the 6000 emails sent by the Bishop in the last 10 months are likely not to have been properly delivered. Ironically, the Bishop of Manchester also acts as the Church of England’s communications spokesperson.

Manchester is not the only victim of the malware attack it seems. The un-named virus is also said to have affected PCs belonging to the Bishops of Bolton and Middleton, as well as the central offices of the Diocese of Manchester and its Archdeacons.

The Bishop of Manchester is no stranger to making the headlines on…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter to read more of the exclusive content we post.


Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.