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Merry Christma: An Early Network Worm
September-October 2003 (vol. 1 no. 5)
pp. 26-34
Peter G. Capek, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
David M. Chess, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Steve R. White, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

A computer worm, disguised as a benign holiday greeting, spread rapidly via email and clogged up networks worldwide. The story is all too common today, but this happened to corporate and university mainframes in 1987, in the infancy of the computer virus problem, even before the famous Internet, or Morris, worm.

Citation:
Peter G. Capek, David M. Chess, Steve R. White, "Merry Christma: An Early Network Worm," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 26-34, Sept.-Oct. 2003, doi:10.1109/MSECP.2003.1236232
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