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Before WannaCry: 5 Nasty Computer Worms That Spread Quickly And Caused Big Time Damage

Worms such as Conficker, ILOVEYOU and Sobig have wreaked all kinds of havoc since the start of the 2000s

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MyDoom

Another fast-spreading email worm was 2004's MyDoom, which caused damages as high as $250 million. Through an opened email attachment, MyDoom infected Windows computers and used the computers to send junk email. The worm also installed a Trojan on infected computers and used the computers to cripple the website of a software company, The SCO Group, with a denial-of-service attack.

 
 
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