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Destructive computer viruses from history

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sat Jan 28 02:49:41 2006

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Gadi Evron wrote:
> "Even so, 300,000 infected users worldwide is not a terribly large
> amount when compared to previous worms like Sober or Mydoom. However,
> with this worm it isn't the quantity of infected users, it is the
> destructive payload which is most concerning."

Vmyths used to be a great source for debunking a lot of the virus
hype. Everything old seems to be new again.  In 1999, the Chernobyl
virus was the end of the world.  It erased disks and BIOS of computers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/329688.stm





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