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The first IBM PC computer virus

The first IBM PC computer virus

The first IBM PC computer virus


Originally shared by David Curtis

On this day in – 1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter unauthorized copying of the software they had written.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/12462/going-viral-how-two-pakistani-brothers-created-first-pc-virus

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