MALWARE HISTORY

Vienna: Actively Fighting Malware Threats

The Vienna.636.A virus marked another important milestone in the malware industry. Its appearance in the wild and its highly infectious potential managed to raise users
Although the originator is still unknown, it is for sure that Franz Swoboda was the first person aware of the Vienna.636.A virus . The global IT community was up in arms in order to identify its creator, and according to those days

About the author

Bogdan BOTEZATU

Bogdan Botezatu is living his second childhood at Bitdefender as senior e-threat analyst. When he is not documenting sophisticated strains of malware or writing removal tools, he teaches extreme sports such as surfing the web without protection or rodeo with wild Trojan horses. He believes that most things in life can be beat with strong heuristics and that antimalware research is like working for a secret agency: you need to stay focused at all times, but you get all the glory when you catch the bad guys.

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