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  • Six malware milestones: From Brain to Anna Kournikova

    A portmanteau of malicious and software, ‘malware’ is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “malicious software, such as a virus, which is specifically designed to disrupt or damage a computer system”. In today's society malware is a given. However, this wasn't always the case. In the not-so-distant past, the release of a new computer virus was something which was reported on much like today’s latest Apple innovations. With this year being recognised as the 25th anniversary of malware, it makes sense to look at a history of the most iconic, destructive and memorable malware. Brain Created in January of 1986, Brain is...