Is Your Incident Response Plan Ready for Novel Computer Viruses?

April 15, 2020

JD Supra

A “novel” virus is one that has not been previously identified, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[1] In 2000, like the COVID-19 virus that was officially named on February 11, 2020, the ILOVEYOU virus became a global pandemic for data systems. Within days, millions of computers were infected as the virus compromised files and caused widespread email outages. The virus appeared in inboxes as fake messages with infected attachments.