[TUHS] Happy birthday, Morris Worm!

Michael Kjörling michael at kjorling.se
Fri Nov 3 01:00:19 AEST 2017


On 2 Nov 2017 09:42 -0500, from will.senn at gmail.com (Will Senn):
> I seem to recall that this story was included as part of The
> Cuckoo's Egg, by Clifford Stoll. I don't recall the specifics and I
> wonder if it has a bit of myth included, but somehow it was
> peripherally related to the investigations. Fuzzy recollection is
> that the worm got out during the investigation Clifford was involved
> in and it was Morris's son (Morris being in on the investigation
> somehow), and the kid getting off because of the position of the dad
> and the newness of the crime... or somesuch - don't shoot the
> messenger, but nobody mentioned Stoll, so I thought I'd chime in, in
> the hopes it might jog someone else's memory :).

Yes, Stoll did mention the Morris worm in his book. I'm pretty sure
though that, as the story is told there, he found out about it well
after the outbreak began.

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