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10th anniversary of I Love You Virus


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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

10 years ago, on May 4th 2000, something happened. A teenager student, Onel de Guzman of Manila, Philippines, wrote a vbscript virus called I Love You. Nothing like this had been done before. Anti-virus companies were not ready for this. It was a virus that used the social engineering skills in such a way for the first time in the history. Soon other copycat vbs worms like Anna Kournikova and Mellisa were filling the internet. It gave rise to new and more dangerous breeds of malware that we know today.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveletter

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:03 PM

People like that make me sick. On that same logic, it must be ok to shoot someone as long as you buy the gun right? gah. This guy should be taken off the news, and have his computers taken away from him, after all all he wants is publicity.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:11 PM

to add to that statement, that guy said it was ok to send out viruses, that it was microsofts fault for making a unsecure operating system. He said, this is almost word for word, It doesn't matter if I misuse the software because I bought it.

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