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25 years of the computer virus

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"A stressed e-mail from a friend once read: "A worm has just eaten my kid!" Thankfully, the message was not referring to infanticidal earthworms, but rather to a type of computer virus, a "worm", that had just infected some files (known as KID files) on his computer.

And he may have had Fred Cohen to thank for the ensuing implosion of his computer hard-drive. " – Content courtesy of A worm in your inbox: 25 years of the computer virus – Times Online

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