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02/11/1988 Computer 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.


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  • Morris worm 

  • Architecture 

  • The mistake 

  • Effects of the worm 

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