Have you ever been a victim of any of these most dangerous virus attacks?
According to Norton, a computer virus, much like a flu virus, is designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way, that viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viruses cannot reproduce and spread without programming such as a file or document. Here are the most dangerous viruses of all times.
#1: CIH 1998
The estimated damage for this virus is 20 to 80 Million Dollars worldwide. Many PCs were destroyed when it was launched. It was launched from Taiwan in June 1998.
#2: MELLISA 1999
The estimated damage for this dangerous virus was 300 to 600 Million Dollars. The country of origin was not known.
#3: I LOVE YOU 2000
The estimated damage was 10 to 15 Billion Dollars. The country it came from was not known as well.
CODE RED 2001
The estimated damage was 2.6 Billion Dollars. The country of origin was not known as well.
SQL SLAMMER 2003
This particular virus erupted on a Saturday, because of that, the damage was low in Dollars and cents. However, it hits 500,000 servers worldwide and actually shut down Korea’s online capacity for 12 hours.
The estimated damage was 2 to 10 Billion Dollars. It also infected hundreds of thousands of PCs.
SOBIQ F 2003
The estimated damage was 5 to 10 Billion Dollars. Over 1 million PC were also infected when it was launched.
The estimated damage for this virus was tens of millions of dollars and still counting. It was amazing.
The estimated damage was at its peak. This dangerous virus slowed down global internet performance by 10 percent and web load times by up to 50 percent when it was launched.
The estimated damage was tens of millions of dollars when it was launched. The country of origin for this dangerous virus was not also known.