On September 19th, our anti-virus software went insane. Specifically, Sophos mistakenly issued an update which caused our anti-virus software to detect itself as a virus. This, as you can imagine, caused all sorts of problems. Below, you can see a snapshot of what ITS' anti-virus alerts mailbox looked like. Note the number of messages.
We know a lot of you were affected by this issue and it caused all sorts of annoying pop ups and we apologize for the troubles this caused.
For those who are interested in learning more about the issue, please read on for more details about what went wrong, what we did to try to contain and then fix it, and where we stand now.