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Destructive computer viruses from history
From: Sean Donelan <sean () donelan com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 02:47:08 -0500 (EST)
On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Gadi Evron wrote:
"Even so, 300,000 infected users worldwide is not a terribly large
amount when compared to previous worms like Sober or Mydoom. However,
with this worm it isn't the quantity of infected users, it is the
destructive payload which is most concerning."
Vmyths used to be a great source for debunking a lot of the virus
hype. Everything old seems to be new again. In 1999, the Chernobyl
virus was the end of the world. It erased disks and BIOS of computers.