Viruses are malicious software’s that replicate them. Thus, they spread from one computer to another computer. They are created by hackers with the wrong intentions of stealing your confidential data and information which you keep on your system. There are many cases of cyber-attacks, from a home user to a business user. Hackers are developing new skills each day with introducing a new virus to unframe the security you have created for your computer.
There are some most notorious and malicious viruses of all time, which are very harmful for your computer. Once they enter into your system, they do not leave a source for you to gain access to your computer back. The only option you are left with is to format your computer’s hardrive. In case, if you have not saved your data you may suffer a huge amount of loss. This is like a nightmare to one who has faced cruelty of cyber attackers.
There are many destructive computer viruses in cyber-crime, which are known for their deadly damage they have caused. Following are some most dangerous viruses of the world, which have made massive destruction with their entry in the cyber world, these are:
In the year 2000, this virus has proved itself to be a very destructive virus, with the attack of more than 10 millions of personal computers. The words of this virus denotes love and affection but the disaster it created by spreading via e-mail from one computer to another on its own by selecting people and forwarding the e-mail, having a subject “ILOVEYOU” and with the attachment “LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs”.
2. CODE RED
This virus came in 2001, which has affected many personal computers badly. The main thing was that, its capability to infect your computer with just an internet connection, while you do not need to open any e-mail attachment. While browsing it displays on the web page, “HACKED BY CHINESE!” After your computer got infection, virus makes multiple copies of itself, ending up eating a lot of system resources. It has hit approx. more than 1 million personal computers by causing a lot of damage.
3. MY DOOM
This virus was explored in 2004, which spread quickly in a deceitful manner via e-mails. It uses the text, “Andy; I’m just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry,” on clicking the message, it finds e-mail addresses of user and transfers itself by forwarding e-mails to those users on its own. Thus, it transferred via e-mail into those users personal computer. Following the same process, it spread to more than 1 million computers and it has caused a huge damage of approx. 38 billion dollars.
4. STORM WORM
It was identified in 2006, as a Trojan horse that has infected several computers. It by arranging fake links to users tricks them and turns computer into a botnet, thereby leaving computer inaccessible spreads to whole system. IT spreads through spam with the recent weather disaster subject, “230 dead as storm batters Europe”, “Naked teens attacked home director” and the like subjects. This made the virus to be counted in the most dangerous viruses of the world.