January 11, 2001

Virus embarrassed Linux supporters in 2000

Author: JT Smith

From Techweb: Resembling the infamous "I
Love You" virus, this app spread through Microsoft Outlook e-mail
program, crashing computers in dozens of organizations. The virus
altered file extensions by adding text that read: "change at least now
to LINUX." In addition, each attack ended with a message signed by
"the penguin" -- the de facto Linux mascot.

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