"Morris Worm" And "Trojans". All You
Need To Know About Malware
What is malware?
Malware consists of a program developed by attackers over the Internet with the aim
of gaining access to or causing damage to a computer or network, and the victim
often remains oblivious. A common alternative description of malware and malware
is a "computer virus", although there are significant differences between these.
Types of malware.
History of the first "computer virus"
Much differed from the history of the first “computer virus”, and for some, it was the
first example of a computer virus - a program that traveled from host to host without
input from an active user known as Creeper, which first appeared in the early 1970s,
10 years before the actual term “virus” Computer ”coined by American computer
scientist Professor Leonard M.
Creeper hacked the Tenex operating system used in the ARPANET - the Advanced
Research Projects Agency's network - and switched from system to system,
displaying the "I'm the Leader: Catch Me If You Can!"
While Creeper was not created for malicious purposes or to perform any activity
beyond causing inconvenience to users, it is arguably the first example of software
that works in this way, and shortly thereafter, a new form of software was created to
work in a similar way - but with the goal of removing Creeper. . It was called
In the same vein, some claim that the first true computer "virus" is called Brain,
because unlike Creeper, it can self-replicate without having to remove itself from a
previous system first - something that many forms of malicious code in use today do.
Attracting a lot of media, the "Morris worm" is a computer worm that infects
thousands of computers within hours of being connected to the Internet. The
damage to productivity is estimated to be between $ 100,000 and $ 10,000,000. And
like Brain and Creeper, the "Morris worm" is not classified as malware. As a result of
the "Morris worm", the internet was split up f