20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets

The earliest worms and viruses were created for geeky fun and did little harm - oh, how times have changed. Here are 20 worms, viruses and botnets that show the evolution of malware, from Creeper to Flame.

By , CSO |  Security, botnets, malware

Anna Kournikova virus

Credit: Sgt. Jon E. Dougherty

In 2001, the Anna Kournikova virus spread like wildfire via emails promising a picture of the tennis star.

This proved that just like in advertising, when it comes to social engineering, sex sells, says Haley.

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