The most notorious computer virusesMy Doom - My Doom was first noticed in January 2004. the computer user affected is about 2 million within the first weeks of its release. The virus transferred via email messages and also known as 'novarg' the most notorious computer virus.
The subject line of mail name ‘Mail Transaction Failed’ comes with an attachment. If the attachment open its automatic executed the virus quickly. The virus latch all the email address found in your address book and transfer the mail as well.
ILOVEYOU - The second most notorious computer virus in the world. It was first detected in the Philippines on the 4th of May, 2000 and after a few hours it became global problem. The virus plays on human emotion, Love.
The virus also found in email with the subject “ILOVEYOU” with the attachment of .TXT file titled ‘Love-Letter-For-You.TXT.Vbs thinking it’s a message from your lover after you open and launched the virus it latches on the first 50 email addresses finds in your contact and sends the mail out to them automatic. It also affects multimedia files saved on the computer as well.
Sobig F is another notorious virus. It was discovered in August 2004 and cost damages worth over $4Billion. Sobig F also comes with a mail from a legitimate source.
Code Red was discovered in July 2001 by two employees of the eEye Digital Security. They were enjoying the “Code Red Mountain Dew’ drink when they discovered the virus. The Code Red virus affect on Microsoft Internet Server system more than 400,000 servers in the world including those of the White House.
SQL Slammer also known as ‘Sapphire’ was first discovered in January 2003. It targeted random IP addresses to discharge the virus. Affect of virus include Bank of America ATM service, Continental Airlines. It is a standalone malicious program that affected more than 75,000 hosts within few minutes.