Computer Viruses

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Computer Viruses

Another famous virus that fired up the media was Melissa, a Word macro virus. When people received the host Word document via email and opened it, the virus sent a copy of itself to the first 50 people in the victim's address book. Named after a topless dancer in Florida, the Melissa virus crashed the information security of email servers at corporations and governments in different spots around the world. The Computer Emergency Response Team, set up after Robert Morris let loose his worm in 1988, estimated that the virus hit 100,000 computers in its first weekend.

   

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