We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
Sadly re-opening has now been postponed. Read More >>>

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First PC virus is released with "Brain"

1986
First PC virus is released with "Brain"

1986:  The first PC virus is released when "Brain" is spread throughout the computer world.  This is the first known 'Personal Computer' virus, and was written in Pakistan.  It was also the first 'stealth' virus, in that it tried to hide from detection.  The virus would infect a floppy disk, but not a hard drive.


 

 

 


 

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