Computer viruses have racked up damages estimated to average more than $8 billion a year. Here are some costly bugs to avoid.
Beware Malware: The most malevolent computer viruses
Computer viruses have racked up damages estimated to average more than $8 billion a year. They’ve been around for years, and have evolved with the technology. In the early days, hackers were pranksters who would spread viruses to other computers by distributing them on discs that generated gotcha-type messages. Once modems became common and personal computers even more prevalent, transmission became quicker and more dangerous. Photo Credit: shooting Brooklyn