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Can you imagine your office Email being shut down for almost a day or your hard drive suddenly being wiped off? Well, such is the impact of the viruses which spread out on the internet from time to time. These viruses have affected millions of users and has made multi billion organisations to suffer huge loses.

One of such viruses was named as Melissa, which was created by David L Smith in 1999, this was an email generated virus that spread through an Email and was designed to trick people into an open file that caused the damage, this resulted in almost $1.2 Billion in loses and also made Microsoft to disable all incoming and outgoing emails. The creator was charged $5,000 and was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Below is the list of 8 such computer viruses that brought the internet almost to its knees.



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