Richard Skrenta

Updated: 05/22/2018 by Computer Hope
Richard Skrenta

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.