<img alt="dcsimg" id="dcsimg" width="1" height="1" src="//www.qsstats.com/dcs8krshw00000cpvecvkz0uc_4g4q/njs.gif?dcsuri=/index.php/c/a/Security/A-Brief-History-of-Malware-291930&amp;WT.js=No&amp;WT.tv=10.4.1&amp;dcssip=www.baselinemag.com&amp;WT.qs_dlk=XkypZVRm-MNwUu9iTm3kGAAAABE&amp;">
 
 

A Brief History of Malware

 
 
 
Previous
A Brief History of Malware
Next

A Brief History of Malware

1947: A Bug is Born. Grace Murray Hopper, a researcher at Harvard, notes a system failure and finds a moth trapped in relay panels.
Coping with the tangle of viruses, worms, Trojan Horses and rootkits that infest today's IT environment is no simple task - and threats are growing more sophisticated every day. Here's a look at how malware has evolved and how it has changed the stakes for enterprises large and small.
 
 
Samuel Greengard is a freelance writer for Baseline.
 
 
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.