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#OTD in 1988, a graduate student launched the first major cyberattack on the internet—later dubbed the Morris Worm—delaying emails and slowing military and university functions to a crawl. ow.ly/m5Xi50wZzwU
Within 24 hours, the #cyber worm hit an estimated 6,000 of the approximately 60,000 computers then connected to the internet, prompting victims to disconnect their computers from the network or wipe their systems.
The Morris Worm drove developers to create vital computer intrusion detection software, but it also inspired a new generation of hackers who continue to threaten our digital systems. Learn how to protect your computer from modern-day cyberattacks at staysafeonline.org.
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