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Hundreds of Russian tourists were stranded in the Chinese border city of Heihe on Sunday after a computer virus toppled an automated border control system. The border crossing was closed until Monday morning, stranding an estimated 2,000 Russians in the process, as a result of an unidentified malware infection, news agency RIA …


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  1. Intractable Potsherd Silver badge

    The future ..

    ... this is it. Welcome.

  2. lglethal Silver badge


    I bet the virus writers were saying Hehe when they heard about this...

    Sorry ill get my coat...

  3. Anonymous Coward

    computer virus ?

    Any idea what operating System this 'computer virus' ran on ?

  4. Lennart Sorensen

    You woudl think they should know better.

    Using Windows for a critical system are they? Maybe they didn't think it was that critical.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Maybe they do know better...

      "Sorry you can't come in, our system is infected with the dailymail virus, some idiot brought it over from the UK..."

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Horns

    No mention which operating system was involved

    ^^^ ... but I have my suspicions. One well known one is as water-tight as a sieve.

    1. Bill Neal
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      isn't it obvious?

      Who would set up a border of mac equipment?

      If it were mac, people would be rejected for no good reason, or just for having taste.

      ...and if it were linux, well, they must have done it to themselves.

      I don't see that happening either.

  6. Alex McKenna

    What a giggle!

    Strangely, the usual over-vocal IT Crowd have gone very quiet. Thinking up excuses I suppose, or just "Multitasking" in their lonely bedrooms.

  7. Simon Buttress

    re: which OS was involved

    Knowing China it'll have been a pirated copy fo' sho'

  8. Winkypop Silver badge

    Computer says: nyet

    Too bad if the Russians had just crossed the border to get a Chinese takeaway!

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