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Linux Viruses and Such
Malware Timeline (cont'd)
Nov, 2, 1988: Morris worm. Specific to VAXen and SUN3 boxes running BSD. Attempted fingerd buffer overflow, did password guessing, attempted to use sendmail DEBUG option.
1989: AIDS, by PC Cyborg Corporation of Panama: first trojan program.
1992: Michelangelo: Pioneer virus-industry press frenzy.
1994: Good Times hoax. (Cf. April 2000 “ILOVEYOU” worm.)
1995: Concept virus, by “Black Baron”. First macro virus.