The First Computer Virus

In 1971, Bob ThomasĀ at BBN Technologies created a self-replicating program, designed to infect servers on ARPANET, the precursor to the internet. Allegedly named after the Scooby Doo villain, the Creeper Virus infected the remote systems and displayed the messageĀ “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!”. Ray Tomlinson, who also Continue Reading