The Melissa virus, as the first malware, was able to make a big impact on the Internet and various companies, including Microsoft. The virus first spread through the Word file in 1999 and soon became able to penetrate one in five emails.
How the Melissa virus works was simple, and today it may seem like a very basic malware; But in 1999, when the use of e-mail was not as prevalent as it is now, it made companies aware of how the virus could harm personal and corporate systems.
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