Believe it or not, one-third of the world’s computers have been affected by malicious software in one form or another. Over the past 15 years, we have experienced a whole host of deadly cyber attacks, from the ‘I Love You’ virus to the ‘Slammer’ and much more. These viruses or worms have caused massive damage to businesses and individuals across the globe, with losses in the billions.
This infographic by Supreme Systems, a leading provider of IT support in Birmingham and the West Midlands, offers a compelling overview of some of the most destructive computer viruses of all time. For example, the ‘I Love You’ virus hit computers around the world in 2000. It infected approximately 500,000 computers and the reported damages of the virus were $15 Billion. To find out more about the world’s deadliest viruses, check out the infographic here.