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On this day in history – Code Red worm attacks Microsoft web servers

July 13, 2001: Code Red was a computer worm observed on the Internet. It attacked computers running Microsoft’s IIS web server. The Code Red worm was first discovered and researched by eEye Digital Security employees Marc Maiffret and Ryan Permeh, the Code Red worm exploited a vulnerability discovered by Riley Hassell. They named it “Code […]

Happy birthday: 31 years to the computer virus

Thirty-one years ago, in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa. , a boy in the ninth grade, Richard Skrenta decided it is not enough for him to put glue on lockers of friends or pick on some weaker kid. No, not Skrenta. He wanted to take his antics to a different level. To understand what was […]