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8 Deadly Computer Viruses That Shook The World

Schuyler J. Dievendorf | 2 Dec 2014 17:30
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Our computers have been a battleground for viruses and those tasked with destroying them. Today we look back at eight of these viruses that have changed the face of computer security. So sit back and run a quick scan on your PC just to make sure that you're safe.

In 1999 the virus Melissa was released upon the world by David L. Smith (pictured above). This malicious piece of code is a mass-mailing macro virus was actually created by hackers VicodinES and ALT-F11. Melissa would be included in an email, and once opened would email itself to fifty people from your e-mail address book. While this didn't take down any sites, it did cause some companies to discontinue their email programs til the virus was quarantined.

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