Father Christmas (Hi.Com Vms) – Dec 22, 1988

On  Dec 22, 1988  attack happened. The worm was detected on the Space Physics Analysis Network (SPAN). This was a NASA network on the DECnet Internet with many connections to other networks such as HEPnet. The majority of the computers on SPAN were VAX computers operating VAX/VMS software. The worm originated from a computer on the DECnet in Switzerland by a person using the multi-user login name PHSOLIDE. The infection was thought to have spread to more than 6,000 computer nodes.

Date

Dec 22 2021

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