The Morris Worm Was the World’s First Cyberattack

Back in November 1988, Robert Tappan Morris, son of the famous cryptographer Robert Morris Sr., was a 20-something graduate student at Cornell who wanted to know how big the internet was — that is, how many devices were connected to it. So he wrote a program that would travel from computer to computer and ask each machine to send a signal back to a control server, which would keep count.

— Read on curiosity.com/topics/the-morris-worm-was-the-worlds-first-cyberattack-curiosity

The Morris code 😉

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