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This Week in Tech History
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On August 11, 2003, Microsoft Windows XP and 2000 computers were attacked by the virus known as the ‘blaster worm‘. The worm would automatically trigger the computer to shut down and reboot.
Between 8 to 16 million computers were infected and damages totaled over $320 million.
We’ll give 150 knowledge points to anyone who can tell us the blaster worm’s nickname.
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