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First computer worm detected 40 years ago

Posted on Friday, March 18 2011 @ 22:20:34 CET by

PhysOrg reports this year is the 40th anniversary of the first computer virus:
You may be wondering what the first virus was? As it turns out that the first virus was created in 1971, and was promptly given the name Creeper. The Creeper most noticeable side effect was when the virus displayed the message "I'm the creeper, catch me if you can!" on the screens of the infected machines. Scooby Doo fans may also remember this name from another campy 70's creation. A villain named The Creeper made an appearance in the animated film Scoobie Doo and the Ghoul School.



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