In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

The Morris worm of 1988 released by Cornell University student Robert Tappen Morris infected at least 6,000 Unix machines — though many estimate far more — and resulted in Morris becoming the first sentenced under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. After the sentencing, his mother said, “I still don’t feel that in any way, shape or form my son is a felon.”

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