January 26, 2020

5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever



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

The Most Famous Virus History: Melissa.A


https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/melissa.shtml
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9904/02/melissa.arrest.03/index.html?eref=yahoo

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

Images:
Servers: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Servers-0051_18.jpg

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24 thoughts on “5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever

  1. Who was on their Xbox and all you could press the Xbox button to bring up the recently played games and the my all games and apps and the store button but couldn’t play anything there was just a black screen? No? It affected everyone who was on the Xbox.

  2. Well. Once, I got a virus called "Meme drawing on Cmd." It turned out to be something to DESTROY System32. I didn't even know what was happening. It looked like a game of Fortnite when I booted it. I closed out of it but found that Explorer was gone. I switched off the computer as Parents would, and the System32 file was deleted.

    This is a joke because my virus doesn't spread. But, I'm posting it on my website as "REAL VIRUS. This deletes your System32 file"

  3. I have a bunch of scam emails and i know a have a very high risk virus on my computer and it might be similar to someof these. Maybe the melissa?

  4. My PC recently got hacked. I clicked a link on accident, and it downloaded chameleon explorer. (Search it up, it's a trojan) It hacked my mom's email and is currently sending phishing emails about account creations and resetting passwords in every single language and country. It took 3 hours to send 6500 emails to my mom's account. It's difficult to find the important emails, and its really bad. My computer has a lot of pop-ups for a security update (update.exe) and a bunch of installers for more malware that may steal info. Nothing else happened so far, but if this comment gets 5 likes and something else happens, I'll tell you.

  5. I just gota say I'm sick of the hair cut that looks like someone sat on his head clenched their ass cheeks and trimmed around the cheeks. Totally unrelated I no. Lose the butt cut dog

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