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Worm Wednesday

WORM Wednesday

We hope you all got well informed from our Trojan-Tuesday post. And now in Worm-Wednesday we will be discussing about one of the type of malware that is known widely as "WORM".

Worms are computer malware programs that coded with the intention of spreading from one computer system to another. They usually rely on networks and security loopholes to spread from one computer to another computer. Worms can be label as one man army because it does not need to attach itself with any of the existing program.

One of its quality that makes it lethal is its self-replicating ability. Worms replicate itself once it is inside a network or a system.

What harm could that possibly cause??

Well, in case of network if the worm starts self-replicating itself within a network then at some point of time it will start eating the bandwidth of the network causing the network to slow down and eventually connection losses.

Now, in case of computer the self-replicating quality of worm will lead to consumption of system memory which will eventually slow system down and eventually makes the system crash. Generally, most Worm are not intended to cause harm to system they are passing through rather than other computer malwares.

The first computer worm was the "Morris Worm" coded by Robert Tappan Morris, a graduate student of Cornell University. It was launched in 1988.The harm caused by Morris Worm was divesting. It caused a damage of $100,000-10,000,000 (approx.).

Some of the other famous computer worms are as mentioned below:-

  • ILOVEYOU
  • Badtrans
  • Bagle
  • Brontok
  • BuluBebek
  • Code Red
  • Daprosy Worm

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