First spring of the blog was spent fighting the virus war between Bagle, Netsky and Mydoom. Here's a history chart showing the release of new virus variants. Eventually we got really fed up with Mydoom and its variants.
On March 21st 2004, we found a new virus called Netsky.P. Almost two years later, it's still in the TOP 10 of most common viruses in the world!
Then in May 2004, we found Sasser. Quoting the blog: ...there has been Sasser-related problems in at least three large banks. RailCorp rail traffic was halted in Australia on Saturday, leaving 300,000 travellers stranded - CEO of the company is quoted saying a virus might be the reason. Also, according to several sources, Delta Airlines had their planes grounded in USA on Saturday for several hours, because of a "computer glitch"...
Then in June 2004 we found the first real mobile phone virus, Cabir. It was confirmed to be in the wild later the same year and caused problems on the stadium during the World Championships in Athletics. Here's a video showing why people get infected by it.
In October 2005, we shot a short and funny video where we managed to "brick" a brand new Sony PSP with a trojan that overwrites system files. Then we posted the 14MB file to our blog. A week later, our IT department nicely notifies us that we've had around 207 THOUSAND downloads for the video, roughly doubling our websites traffic. Ho hum. But it is a nice video.