Stories by Robert McMillan and James Niccolai

CA: Windows 2000 worms now affecting 250,000

Malicious software that takes advantage of a recently disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows operating system has spread rapidly and has now infected more than 250,000 systems, primarily Windows 2000 systems being run in corporate environments, according to security vendor Computer Associates International (CA).

Oracle officially closes PeopleSoft acquisition

As expected, Oracle closed its US$10.3 billion acquisition of PeopleSoft on Friday, putting an end to a rancorous 18-month struggle between the two companies and making PeopleSoft, once the number two supplier of enterprise application software, a wholly owned Oracle subsidiary.

Sun shows profit in preliminary earnings report

Sun Microsystems on Tuesday reported a profit of US$795 million or US$0.24 per share in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of US$1.039 billion or US$0.32 per share in the same quarter of last year.