Have you ever wondered what computer viruses have caused the most damage throughout history? This timeline from HP shows the most infamous computer viruses ever created from the year 1971 to 2017 and how much money they cost in damage. Ranging from harmless viruses like the ‘CREEPER’ in 1971 to 2013’s ‘CRYPTOLOCKER’ which tricked its victims into downloading infected e-mail attachments that would then steal millions of dollars’ worth of Bitcoin. The virus known as MYDOOM from 2004 is recognized as one of the worst computer viruses throughout history, causing over 55 billion dollars in damage in today’s money.
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