Accession Number:

ADA394217

Title:

Information Security: "ILOVEYOU" Computer Virus Emphasizes Critical Need for Agency and Governmentwide Improvements

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE