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CYBER SMART: What is the most expensive computer virus of all time?

Written by Jordan True

October 28th, 2016

Question of the Week: What is the most expensive computer virus of all time?

Answer: MyDoom

The estimated cost of the MyDoom virus has come to a staggering $38.5 billion! When it launched in January 2014 it became the fastest spreading email worm ever. The author has never been identified, but it appears to have originated in Russia.

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Jordan True

Jordan is a social media strategist, digital community manager and a lover of all things IT. She currently manages the Social Media Program at Thycotic and loves to connect with technology communities online and at enterprise IT events. Addicted to the outdoors, you can find Jordan on the running trails in her free time or sharing the latest InfoSec buzz on Twitter @ThycoticJordan.