What was the name of the first computer Virus and Who maid it?
Did you knew that thier is a human has successfully infected himself with a computer virus — The name of this man, Scientist Mark Gasson.
A computer virus is an executable program. Depend on the nature of a virus, it may cause damage of your hard disk contents, and/or interfere normal operation of your computer.
By definition, a virus program is able to replicate itself. This means that the virus multiplies on a computer by making copies of itself. This replication is intentional; it is part of the virus program. In most cases, if a file that contains virus is executed or copied onto another computer, then that computer will also be "infected" by the same virus.
Here is the Answer:
Elk Cloner — is one of the first known microcomputer viruses that spread "in the wild," i.e., outside the computer system or lab in which it was written. It was written around 1982 by a 15-year-old high school student named Richard "Rich" Skrenta for Apple II systems.
The virus infected thousands of machines, but was harmless: It merely displayed a poem across the user's screen.
Rich Skrenta is a computer programmer and Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created the search engine blekko.
Here the display into an infected computer — short poem on every 50th boot:
It will get on all your disks
It will infiltrate your chips
Yes, it's Cloner!
It will stick to you like glue
It will modify RAM too
Send in the Cloner!
Sources: ust.hk, wikipedia.org, forbes.com