Creator of the First Internet Worm Indicted

July 27, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

Technology that Shapes Our Lives July 1989 Robert Tappan Morris, a Cornell University computer science graduate student, was indicted for unleashing what became known as the Morris worm, the first computer worm on the internet. A computer worm is a self-replicating malware computer program that uses a computer network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computers on the..

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