Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: David L. Smith
- Author of the Melissa Virus.
- Released the Melissa virus to the world around March 26, 1999.
- Pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years, serving 20 months, and was fined US $5,000 on December 10, 1999.
- The virus spread by e-mailing itself automatically from one user to another.