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The Chernobyl virus (also known as CIH)

Source:  Rex Features

The Chernobyl virus (also known as CIH) - 25 years of viruses

The Chernobyl virus (also known as CIH) triggers on the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, overwriting a chip inside your PC effectively paralysing your entire computer. Its author Chen Ing Hau was caught by the authorities in Taiwan.

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