On November 2, 1988, Cornell University researchers uncovered an unknown virus lurking in their computer systems. Within four hours of discovery, the “Morris worm” virus invaded several other university systems as well as the ARPANET, an early version of today’s internet.
Six days later, two computer experts with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recommended assembling a “National Computer Infection Action Team” (NCAT) to respond 24/7, 365 to these kinds of attacks.
How to celebrate?
Create or change a strong password (I did it just now, updating the passwords of my different mailboxes.)
I hope you are not using the same password for different email accounts. Are you?
- Update your system or software/apps
- Provide training to raise the awareness of your employees
- Share the news with your families and friends