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LAHORE: Birth-place of World’s first Computer Virus called Brain

In 1986, two brothers from Lahore, Pakistan, named Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit Farooq Alvi, created the world’s first computer virus known as Brain. It was a groundbreaking achievement that would forever change the world of computer science.

The Brain virus was a simple program that could replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. It was created as an experiment by the Alvi brothers, who had a passion for technology and computers.

Initially, they thought of it as a harmless experiment to show off to their friends and colleagues. However, the virus quickly spread to other computers, infecting them and causing widespread panic among computer users.

The Brain virus was a new and terrifying phenomenon that no one had ever seen before. People didn’t know how to deal with it, and many feared that their entire computer systems would be destroyed. It was a significant achievement for the Alvi brothers, who had unintentionally created the world’s first computer virus.

The Brain virus put Lahore, Pakistan, on the map as a hub of technological innovation. People from all over the world took notice of the Alvi brothers and their creation. They were invited to conferences and seminars, where they spoke about the potential of computer viruses and how they could be used to improve cybersecurity.

The legacy of the Brain virus and its creators remains an inspiration to all those who dare to dream big. The Alvi brothers’ curiosity and passion for technology have left an indelible mark on the world, and their story is a testament to the power of innovation and creativity.

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Today, computer viruses are a common threat to computer systems, but the Brain virus will always be remembered as the first and as a remarkable achievement for the two brothers from Lahore, Pakistan.

Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan is a Public Safety professional at AT&T, a budding writer, lifelong student of computers and a fan of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. In free time, he enjoys spending time with his 4-year-old and sharing his opinions through inkless keyboard. He writes article under the series name of Did you Know?
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