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By Paul McNamara, Network World |  Security, Apple, IBM

First PC virus spreads

The handiwork of a couple of Pakistani computer store operators, Brain was the first virus to target MS-DOS and the IBM PC. Here's the message that would be found in infected boot sectors: "Welcome to the Dungeon © 1986 Brain & Amjads (pvt) Ltd VIRUS_SHOE RECORD V9.0 Dedicated to the dynamic memories of millions of viruses who are no longer with us today - Thanks GOODNESS!! BEWARE OF THE er..VIRUS : this program is catching program follows after these messages....$#@%$@!!"

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