A mass email that read ‘Here’s that document you asked for. Don’t show anyone else’ enticed victims of what computer virus in 1999?

Quiz Question: A mass email that read ‘Here’s that document you asked for. Don’t show anyone else ;)’ enticed victims of what computer virus in 1999?

The given options are as follows:

  • The Y2K bug
  • The Melissa worm
  • The Da Vinci code

The correct answer is: The Melissa worm

Fact: Though the Y2K bug got all the press, email worms like Melissa caused more headaches for the average ’90s net surfer. But while Y2K probably proved anticlimactic for your home PC, the world spent more than $300 billion preparing computer systems for the shift. A tech success story or dotcom dollars down the drain?

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