Enterprise IT Watch Blog

Aug 14 2012   8:54AM GMT

This week in tech history: Blaster Worm

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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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.

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

Disclaimer: All posts presented in the “This week in tech history” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.

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