Friday, March 06, 2009

March 6 - Michelangelo Virus Anniversary

The Michelangelo virus was the first computer virus to capture the attention of the mass media. Set to first execute on March 6, 1992 (the birth day of the famous Renaissance artist), the virus was predicted to destroy data on all personal computers on which it resided. The hype lead to many installations of anti-virus software and computer checks. All told, less than 10,000 PCs worldwide were affected as a result of Michelangelo.