sagarwa9at December 08,2015 What an evolution of viruses from being able fit in a 1.44 Mb floppy to damaging a nuclear power plant. That is some serious evolution. Imagine what could viruses do in next 10 years
haygaffat December 19,2015 It is amazing the distance virus and computers have come. Now it is not just file systems and boot sectors, it is multi billions of dollars and in some cases life and death. Attackers are smart, angry and almost just as important; for hire. You can buy just about anything. This history is awesome.
mcoates1at April 12,2016 It was cool hearing about the evolution of malware. Seeing how some people write viruses for the sake of proving a point seems a bit over the top to me. However, I did like seeing there is a sense of humor aspect to some of the viruses, especially the older ones. Newer ones are more hidden and aren't as easily detected. The older ones seem to be more in your face and trying to make sure you know it's there.
tcmahonyat April 17,2016 This video provides a nice overview of malware throughout the past decade or so. It definitely appears that malware written earlier on was focused on gaining attention and seeing what one person could do for fame and glory. Now its seems that malware is more for criminal gain or destruction. Additionally it would be great to see an updated version of this video to include the hot topic now being Ransomware and its growing prevalence.
rburkettat May 05,2016 To hear the history of malware through the eyes of someone who was directly involved in the industry as it evolved makes this video especially interesting. (I checked and Mikko Hypponen - if the account is really his - is active on Twitter.) The idea of breaking things as a way of life is unfortunate. I think that ends up being more of a social issue than a technical one, though.