Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The "love bug"

On May 4, 2000, a computer virus spread all over the world via e-mails that brought damages worth $10 Billion. The "iloveyou" virus was called "The grandfather of the modern e-mail aware virusers" was created by a Filipino, Onel de Guzman, 23, college student from Mapua.

The ILOVEYOU virus comes in an e-mail note with "I LOVE YOU" in the subject line and contains an attachment that, when opened, results in the message being re-sent to everyone in the recipient's Microsoft Outlook address book and, perhaps more seriously, the loss of every JPEG, MP3, and certain other files on the recipient's hard disk.