Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Richard Skrenta
Born: 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Computer related contributions
- Computer programmer and Silicon Valley entrepreneur.
- Created the search engine blekko.
- Authored the Elk Cloner virus that infected Apple II machines, often noted as the first large-scale self-spreading personal computer virus ever created.
- Known for his part in developing TASS, an ancestor of tin, the popular threaded Usenet newsreader for Unix systems.