After computers in Germany became infected with the notorious Conficker worm, 170 of them were disposed of and replaced with new equipment at the taxpayers’ expense.
Wouldn’t it have been easier (and cheaper) to have wiped the drives and restored from a backup?
Read more in my article on Sophos’s Naked Security blog.
Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter to read more of the exclusive content we post.