Skulls by Anthony Burrill
The Computer Virus Catalog is an illustrated guide to the worst viruses in computer history.
The project was founded by Amsterdam-based, multi-award-winning writer Bas van de Poel whose fascination with such “evil plots” led to his curating a new art collection of the worst viruses as illustrated by artists around the world.
See the full catalog here.
Code Red by Thomas Slater
This refreshing worm exploits a vulnerability in Windows 2000 and NT and initiates a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the White House website
Cookie Monster by Lawrence Slater
Created in the late ‘60s, Cookie Monster is the world’s first computer virus. After infection, Cookie Monster freezes all system activity and demands cookies….You simply unlock your computer again by typing the word ‘cookie’
LSD by Clay Hickson
The LSD virus is far out… This DOS virus overwrites all the files in the current directory and then displays a druggy video effect. Next it shows a message from your local dealer: ‘LSD ViRuS 1.0 Coded By Death Dealer 4/29/94 [TeMpEsT -94]’
Marburg by HORT
Marburg infects .EXE and .SCR files and draws the all too familiar critical error icon everywhere on your screen.
More illustrated viruses, after the jump…