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5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever

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Michael Aranda explains five of the worst computer viruses that have hit the net!

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Sources:
Melissa:

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2235008/data-center/melissa-virus-turning-10------age-of-the-stripper-unknown-.html
https://www.sans.org/security-resources/idfaq/what-was-the-melissa-virus-and-what-can-we-learn-from-it/5/3
http://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/malware/most-famous-virus-history-melissa/
https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/melissa.shtml
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9904/02/melissa.arrest.03/index.html?eref=yahoo
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/02/nyregion/creator-of-melissa-virus-gets-20-months-in-jail.html

ILOVEYOU:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363172,00.asp
http://www.bbc.com/news/10095957
http://money.cnn.com/2000/05/05/technology/loveyou/
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/love-bug-the-virus-that-hit-50-million-people-turns-15

Slammer:

http://www.wired.com/2003/07/slammer/
https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/mssqlm.shtml
http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/pubs/networking/insidetheslammerworm03.pdf

Storm Worm:

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2001-060615-1534-99&tabid=2
http://www.informationweek.com/storm-worm-erupts-into-worst-virus-attack-in-2-years/d/d-id/1057418
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/04/infamous-storm-worm-stages-a-comeback/
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/10/the_storm_worm.html

Mebroot/Torpig:

https://seclab.cs.ucsb.edu/media/uploads/papers/torpig.pdf
https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/your_computer_is_now_stoned.pdf
https://www.secureworks.com/research/top-banking-botnets-of-2013
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7701227.stm
https://css.csail.mit.edu/6.858/2009/readings/torpig.pdf


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Ronald van Kemenade . 2018-10-20
So if there are biological viruses affecting organisms, and electronic ones sending data to affect computers,
Does that mean CNN is a hybrid virus?
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DoddoSonic . 2018-10-20
It appears to me that the email worms and viruses today either wouldn't cause much if any damage because of faster Internet connections or because Email outside business and account verificatiodn usage is mostly
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DoddoSonic . 2018-10-20
It appears to me that the email worms and viruses today either wouldn't cause much if any damage because of faster Internet connections or because Email outside business and account verification usage is mostly
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Juzo Uchiha . 2018-10-20
Wait... Why are people are even programming viruses...?
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i cant think of a name so ill go with this name . 2018-10-20
good thing i use Mac
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CactusAviation . 2018-10-20
I thought MEMZ virus was here
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yogalD . 2018-10-20
What about the best computer viruses ever?
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Mafifi User88 . 2018-10-20
You can't send VBScript files anymore.
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Maxwell Rissmiller . 2018-10-20
SQL Slammer happened on my birthday
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Wu Alex . 2018-10-19
So much people creating SO MUCH virus but WHY?!??!!?
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Jose Moralez . 2018-10-19
whats the virus called that turns all files to 0 bytes? it did this to my files and how to recover them? thankz. where can i find out how to get my files back????!!!
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Scripted Cat . 2018-10-18
wow is there seriously no virus that deletes system32?!
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Hai Guy . 2018-10-18
I dare you to have a staring contest with him
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Druid sleep . 2018-10-18
Dab=worst virus
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Jessa Ciervo . 2018-10-18
Very nice
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go commit I don’t feel so good . 2018-10-18
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RiLL . 2018-10-17
That one kid who ran Memz at school
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ThePumpkinQueenGaming . 2018-10-16
I'm safe from all the social viruses cuz of my lack of friends
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ChicLaRose . 2018-10-16
why does ANYONE think its ok to game on a windows. MAC was the OG, shouldn't that tell you something? It was the OG in 90's, 80's classrooms and there's a reason why they were. Not to mention that DELL IS THE WORST TECH SUPPORT COMPANY IVE EVER WITNESSED WHY EYES TO!
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Awesome Dogo people . 2018-10-16
Yay a virus was stopped on my year of birth
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SdumaneSaGiyani . 2018-10-16
9:03 That's racist..
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Revly Plays . 2018-10-16
I want test it on my computer
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Chancey . 2018-10-15
What about the WannaCry ransomware attack that exploited MS17-010?
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Sunny Skyzz YT . 2018-10-15
Does flvto have a virus?
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Michael Roberts . 2018-10-15
Gets virus internet goes down REEEEEEEEE
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cASMR . 2018-10-15
NIcholas Weaver made the SQL Slammer virus, FYI.
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Disembodied Voice . 2018-10-14
I love you virus
Jokes on you, no one loves me.
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Austin Harding . 2018-10-14
So is this the 5 worst viruses in chronological order or in ranking order? funny how if in ranking order they got worse an worse as time went on, also funny how it all just stopped in 2008, and finally the most haha is how the worst of them didn't just cease at any random time, they happened and stopped the same time as the crash of 08'; the worst economic downturn of any of our lives.....hmmm could they be connected in some way? what if a virus was the true responsibility for the crash an following recession?
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RobloxianPro 123 . 2018-10-14
roses are red,
my screen is blue,
I think I just deleted system32
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Apple.Nr1 . 2018-10-14
How to remove mom?
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SCENIC MUSIC VIDEOS . 2018-10-14
Why do people have to be so evil
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Miku And Luna Hatsune Miku And El Mundo De Luna . 2018-10-14
your should have put memz viruse
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SL TechHub . 2018-10-14
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taha ercan . 2018-10-13
MEMZ?
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when you choke on your choccy milk . 2018-10-13
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Gorgi Stanojevik . 2018-10-13
YOU FORGOT THE WORST VIRUS OF ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unexpected Shut Down...Man i hat ethat virus
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Ordinary Panda . 2018-10-13
what about chromium
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Nebula . 2018-10-13
I Loki Destroyed My And My Friend's Pc :)
Thanks For Telling The Names :')
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Cornelius Sianturi . 2018-10-13
one simple thing must be done


we must murder who made those virus



done




try it





owhwhohhh just kidding just find them and send them to jail!
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Robert J . 2018-10-12
i hate my computer and im now downloading it with viruses. BYE BYE MOTHAFUCKA
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J D . 2018-10-12
#3 was me. I was trying to flush my dns. My bad.
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n/a_talie . 2018-10-12
This would of made me pee myself when I was younger
I had nightmares about them
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David Lajato . 2018-10-12
I love you virus was created by a filipino...
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Teh Best . 2018-10-12
THATS A LOTTA DAMAGE
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Gacha Aliz . 2018-10-12
Most of these are in 2007, wow, children playing webkinz probably thought the game made the virus.
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D4RK35TFL4M3_G4M3Z . 2018-10-12
07:44 oh i diddnt think of that at all the most simple thing to do, who doesnt think to do that? XD
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Shubham Shukla . 2018-10-12
sequel server?????? its SQL not sequel
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DarkEternal6 . 2018-10-12
Putting viruses on scammers computers to get all of the info on their victims and destroy their network is fun, though.
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Logan Blackburn . 2018-10-12
My dad worked at those databases and BOY are they big
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Matthew Nagel . 2018-10-12
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