How One Hacker's Mistake Fashioned the Internet You Use Today
Source: Mashable - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Projects The Department of Defense thought the Russians were attacking. An MIT computer called PREP was the first to be penetrated. It was Nov. 2, 1988, and the time was approximately 8 p.m. Within hours and into the following morning, an estimated 10% of all machines connected to the Internet would crash, overloaded with several copies of a mysterious program. It wasn’t until a few days later that the source of the problem became clear: a computer worm — a program with the goal of widespread self-replication through theberk Internet — and the first of its kind. Saturday marks its 25th anniversary.

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