Here is the short post regarding the viruses. This infographic below will sum up all. let’s start.
- The first windows virus was WinVer 1.4.
- The first .exe files virus was Groove.
- The first boot virus was created by Farooq Alvi brothers from Pakistan.
|Shocking facts about virus|
Elk Cloner was a virus that was created by Richard Skrenta in his high school times as a joke that he inserted in a floppy with a game. The virus got triggered on 50th click and displayed a poem.Most antivirus systems work on Fred Cohen strategies that he published in academic papers in 1984. The worst ever MS-DOS virus was Michelangelo that remained in the background, creating copies and spreading in the computer rapidly.
It got triggered on March 6 and resulted in destruction of data on a large number of computers. Melissa was another that was pretty much powerful and a lot of companies along with Microsoft had to shut down their e-mail systems so that the virus could be eradicated completely. Another damaging worm that resulted in infection of at least a quarter million PCs in a single day was Mydoom. This happened in January 2004.
The Storm was a worm that spread to approx. 50 million computers between January and October 2007. Tequila appeared in 1991, the very first polymorphic virus. If any company, organization, network or government is threatened or hacked, the job is almost always conducted by hackers and not virus developers.