Close encounters with ancient history

Do any of you recall the last virus "outbreak", way back in 2005? No? ...What if I tell you it was an IRC bot which started out fairly slowly, infecting a major TV network in the process? Still probably not. If it weren't for a large number of calls from exceptionally panicked journalists that I fielded that day, I might have forgotten it myself.

by Lysa Myers

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