code red ottawa

code red ottawa

In 2001, a virus called Code Red had spread around, however, what made it interestingly different was that it did not target individual computers themselves, but in fact, it targetted the whole internet network as a whole. This virus was so massive even the white house had gotten trouble from it.

Anytime someone would try to open a webpage the message “Hacked by Chinese” would appear, preventing anyone from doing anything when it came to online actions.

The Code Red virus infected almost a million PCs and created a damage cost of 2.6 million dollars.