This Week in IT History: Worm Wishes

The date was Nov. 2, back in 1988, that Robert Morris, a Cornell University student, unleashed the very first known computer worm onto the electronic ether. That's right -- he's responsible for the worm that bears his name, the Morris Worm, launched from the campus of MIT.

His creation got him three years of probation, the first such sentence handed down for a cybercrime under the federal government's Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which was signed into law two years earlier.

More interesting factoids in this week's IT Webgems segment on Redmond Radio. Listen now!

Posted by Michael Domingo on 11/02/2010 at 11:59 AM


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