Cybersecurity Awareness Month History and Unknown Facts

Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created in 2004 by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity

Each year, the month focuses on a different theme, such as "Be Cyber Smart" or "Own It

The goal of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is to educate the public about the latest cyber threats and how to protect themselves online

Few know that 2010 marked the first international celebration, uniting the globe against cyber threats

The first recorded cyberattack occurred in 1838, when Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine was sabotaged by a moth

The first computer virus was created in 1971 by Bob Thomas. The virus was called Creeper and it was designed to spread from computer to computer, displaying the message "I'm the creeper, catch me if you can"

The first major cyberattack on a critical infrastructure occurred in 2007, when Estonia's government and financial systems were targeted by a coordinated attack

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