Information Security: "ILOVEYOU" Computer Virus Emphasizes Critical Need for Agency and Governmentwide Improvements
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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ILOVEYOU is both a virus and worm. Worms propagate themselves through networks viruses destroy files and replicate themselves by manipulating files. The damage resulting from this particular hybrid, which includes overwhelmed e-mail systems and lost files is limited to users of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
- Computer Systems Management and Standards