Worms spread malware quickly
Worms are a form of malware that replicates across the internet or local networks. Worms differ from computer viruses because they can propagate themselves, rather than using a carrier program or file. They simply create copies of themselves and use communication between computers to spread. Worms are capable of spreading very rapidly, infecting large numbers of machines. They can trigger other viruses to execute and can render your entire computer network completely unusable.
One of the worst worm infections is the classic iloveyou worm in May 2000, which resulted in The Pentagon, CIA, British Parliament, and most large corporations to shut down their email systems. Over 50 million worm infections were reported globally. The iloveyou worm was one of the most destructive computer related disasters ever.
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