Sounding like a potentially wonderful thing, the â€œLove Bugâ€ was a very destructive virus. Sometimes call the â€œILove Youâ€ or â€œLoveLetterâ€ virus, it was created by a young man in Manila and, in May 2000, shut down millions of computers in the United States, most of Europe and other parts of the world.
This type of virus, revolutionary at the time, comes to the user in the form of an e-mail with the subject â€œI Love Youâ€. It was actually a macro the runs in Microsoft Outlook. These are technically called worms because along with infecting the host computer, they replicate themselves and continue to other systems.
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