On November 2nd 1988, the history of the internet and information security changed. The Morris Worm, released at 6pm EST that night, brought the internet to an effective standstill causing the greatest damage ever seen by malware to that date. Thousands of computers were affected and systems brought to a halt as the Morris Worm exploited their vulnerabilities. Normal activity was disrupted and connectivity impeded for many days, as the first multi-platform malware spread across the internet.
Flashback Friday: The Morris Worm