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02/11/1988 Computer worm

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The Morris Worm – 5 Minute Internet

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What was the Morris worm?

Cornell University student Robert T. Morris launched his first computer worm. It infected thousands of computers. Morris claimed, that the worm was designed for research purposes: to measure the size of the internet. He was, however, sentenced to three year probation, 400 hours of community service, and a fine.