Computers and computer users to hacker attacks is unprecedented, but the computer viruses of the same age and the computer itself. The term most people use is called “computer virus” instead of all malicious software, and here we call malware. Computer virus is actually a type of malware, a self-replicating program is designed to spread itself from one computer to another computer. In fact the virus is malicious software inventions earliest period.
Here are some of the most famous in the history of viruses and malware:
1949-1966- automatically copy machines: self-replicating program was first produced in 1949, will produce large amounts of virus, John von Neumann, the father of cybernetics known. I wrote an essay on “automatic replication program theory,” the article and published in 1966.
1959- Core War: a computer game created by Bell Laboratory by Victor Vysottsky, H Douglas McIlroy, Robert P Morris programming, which they named as the core war, in this game, infectious biological competition program is named by the computer Threading time.
1971- ivy, Bob Thomas developed an experimental self-replicating program, copy it to the remote host system and the TENEX operating system through the ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network). Will display a message, “I am Ivy, you can catch me”, another program named Reaper, you can create delete existing harmful ivy.
1974-Wabbit (Rabbit): This program is developed for infectious copies itself multiple copies clogging computer system and reduce computer performance.
1974-1975- Animals: John Walker invented a program called the UNIVAC 1108 animals, it is said to be non-malicious Trojan spread through shared tape.
1981-Elk Cloner, a product called “Elk Cloner” by Richard Skrenta develop applications on Apple II systems, which can infect Apple DOS 3.3 system. These programs began to spread through the software files and folders other computers.
1983- when the computer program has a contagious nature of the term “virus” by the Frederick Cohen invention as a trend.
1986– brain, the virus is also known as the “brain boot sector”, which is a IBM-compatible computer program, written by the programmer to find another Pakistani Basit Farooq Alvi, and his brother Amjad Farooq Alvi
1987 – Lehigh: This virus programs affect the command.com file Yale
The result of this virus is a self-encrypting virus, which is IBM’s own antivirus product – Waterfall
Jerusalem virus: This is the first type of virus detected in the city of Jerusalem, which may fall to destroy a Friday the thirteenth all the files on the infected computer by.
1988- The Morris Worm: This type of worm is created Robert Tappan Morris, influenced by the network and SUN DEC VAX machines running BSD UNIX. This is the famous computer buffer overflow vulnerability.
1990- Symantec launched the first anti-virus software program called Norton Antivirus, fight viral infections. The first family of polymorphic virus called Chameleon, developed by Ralf Burger.
1995– The concept: The name is created and spread the concept of virus attacks Microsoft WORD document
1996- one is called Laroux macro virus affecting Microsoft EXCEL documents, a viral infection called Baza Windows 95 system, and a virus called Staog was created to infect Linux systems
1998 – CIH virus, the first version of the CIH virus is one from Taiwan, Chen Ing Hau developed and released.
1999 – Happiness 99: This type of worm is attached to an e-mail message in Happy New Year, Windows 95 and Windows 98 systems Outlook Express and IE browser affected.
2000-ILOVEYOU: The virus can delete JPEG, MP2 or MP3 file format.
2001-Anna Kournikova, the virus in the Microsoft Outlook address book contacts spread the message, e-mail contains an attractive woman tennis player image, but actually hides malicious viruses.
2002 -LFM926, the virus used to infect Shockware Flash Files
Beast or mouse: This is a backdoor Trojan that can infect all versions of the Windows operating system.
2004 – MyDoom: This worm infection is also called Novang, which is developed for sharing files or allow hackers to access infected computers, it is known that the fastest-mailing worm infection.
2005 – Samy XXA: This type of virus spread fast, and it can infect all the known WINDOWS systems.
2006 – OSX / Leap-A: This is the first known system for Mac OS X malware.
Nyxem: This type of worm spread through the mail, you can destroy all the files Microsoft OFFICE.
2007– Storm Worm, which is a rapid spread of spam, Microsoft threatened to cause millions of infections.
Zeus: This is a Trojan infection, for capturing from a bank or financial websites website login credentials.
2008 – Koobface: This virus was developed and created goal is Facebook and MySpace users.
2010 – Kenzero: The diffusion of the virus through the browser history online site.
2013 – Cryptolocker, this is a Trojan infected machines encrypted file, and demanded ransom only to unlock the file.
2014 – Backoff: The malware is designed to steal credit card data collection POS system
Unfortunately, history always continue to keep updated with the latest antivirus and Firewall technology is very important