The First Computer Virus in the Philippines
The first computer virus was designed and developed by Onel de Guzman, 24 years old, from Manila, Philippines.
The computer virus or malware was named “I Love You” or “Love Bug” and “Love Letter For You”.
A computer virus infected more than 10 million computers globally.
The virus was developed in visual script files [.VBS].
The virus infected local computer files like .mp3, .wav, .jpeg, etc., and hid them from view.
The virus was spread with an email with the subject “I LOVE YOU”.
The malware was developed to steal users’ sensitive information, like credit card details.
The virus was spread all over the world on and after 5th MAY 2000
Ramones and de Guzman were found innocent by the court as there was no law at that time against cyber crimes.
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