May 16, 2001

What makes Johnny write viruses?

Author: JT Smith

PCWorld: "The popular perception of virus writer as a dysfunctional, pasty-faced teenager with no girlfriend and no life,
who taps out malicious code to a backbeat of trance music, is too pat and not accurate, says Sarah Gordon,
a researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Center who has been profiling virus writers since 1992."

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