Recalling the ILOVEYOU worm from 20 years ago

May 6, 2020 | Edwardo Rodriguez
Edwardo Rodriguez

Edwardo Rodriguez

Sr. Specialist - Technology Security, AT&T

Edwardo Rodriguez joined the Managed Threat Detection and Response (MTDR) team as a Tier I analyst on November 2019. Edwardo’s previous experience includes consulting as a detection analyst for the world’s largest futures exchange . He considers alarm fatigue the enemy and presents clients with investigations that cut to the bottom line. His favorite part of the job is two way communication with clients that result in risk mitigation and detecting those indicators that get missed with one way dialogue.

May 6, 2020 | Edwardo Rodriguez

Recalling the ILOVEYOU worm from 20 years ago

Twenty years ago, the ILOVEYOU worm utilized the most basic human emotion, the desire to be loved. It replicated itself at unprecedented rates that spurred the imagination of hackers and the cynicism of the general public. The on-line world was never the same. As with all worms, the ILOVEYOU worm operated as a standalone program.  It is a Visual…