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November 7th, 1988 -- worst computer virus outbreak in history

This article from USA Today (Monday, November 7, 1988) describes the "worst computer virus outbreak in history", with over 6,000 computers being affected on something called INTERnet ("a low-security computer network... which is designed to let researchers across the USA easily exchange messages by computer.")

 

(There's a nice big image available under "All Sizes" if you want to read the article.)

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Uploaded on August 1, 2005