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22/01/1990 Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the Internet worm


The Morris Worm – 5 Minute Internet

His program is called the Morris worm. It was one of the first computer worms distributed via the Internet. It was the first to gain significant mainstream media attention. Morris said the worm was designed to gauge the size of the Internet. Even so, Robert Morris became the first person convicted under the then-new Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
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