Talking love and viruses on the BBC World Service

Remembering the ILOVEYOU worm.

Love and viruses

Can you believe it’s very nearly exactly 20 years since the Love Bug virus spread around the world, infecting millions of computers? No, I can’t either…

A few weeks ago it was my pleasure to be interviewed by the BBC’s Gabriela Jones for a World Service “Witness History” documentary all about the Love Bug virus (aka ILOVEYOU or LoveLetter), and now you can listen to it too!

Listen here.

BBC World Service – Witness History: “The ‘I Love You’ computer virus”

In the show I share my memories of what happened to me on May 4, 2000, how the Love Bug virus spread around the world, and what happened to its creator.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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