David Smith

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
David Smith

Name: David L. Smith

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • 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.