A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. for releasing a computer virus, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
What is Malware? It is a common misconception that any software or file that is harmful to your computer is a virus. As a matter of fact, a virus is just one of the many types of malicious software or malware for short.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for a while, but since the turn of the millennia we have seen an increasing use of DDoS attacks that target large corporations, small businesses and even individual users.