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February 12: Anna Kournikova Virus Hits Internet

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Jeffrey Powers

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February 12: Anna Kournikova Virus Hits Internet

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February 12, 2001: Anna Kournikova Virus hits

2001- Jan de Wit – a.k.a. “OnTheFly” sends out an email stating that it is a picture of the famous tennis player. Of course it turned out to be a a Worm that takes down tens of thousands of computers. Most companies will shut off their email to the world just to prevent from getting it. De Wit would then be arrested two days later and sentenced to 150 hours community service.

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