Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:31 UTC, submitted by Mirko
Privacy, Security, Encryption PandaLabs has issued a ranking of the most insidious malware threats that have surfaced in the past 20 years. Threats have been selected for the notoriety they achieved through widespread epidemic and the damage caused. Some of the "stars" from the list include Melissa from 1999, ILoveYou from 2000 and Nimda from 2001.
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PeCIH, anyone?
by marcp on Thu 10th Sep 2009 10:45 UTC
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Wow, now I can remember PeCIH virus destroying all of my Windows system executables and disk MBR ... that was a real pain in the ass! I can't think of any other virus that would be so vicious and infective. It lasted disk format, so yeah - that was definitely one of the worst crap that ever invaded my machines. That was early 1998 IIRC.

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