Brain: Searching for the first PC virus in Pakistan



A 10-minute video reportage about Mikko Hypponen’s trip to Lahore, Pakistan, to find the authors of the first PC virus “Brain”. This is the first time Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit Farooq Alvi have given a video interview about the virus, which spread around the world via floppy disks in 1986.

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22 thoughts on “Brain: Searching for the first PC virus in Pakistan

  1. F-Secure March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    NEW VIDEO! Top 5 Viruses of All Time by Security Expert Mikko Hyppönen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJzSeyRDyKA

  2. Janta Janardhan March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    LOL, they're trying to whitewash their history by claiming that they made the virus just to "test" security. The fact of the matter is, they shipped it along with the pirated software they sold, maybe as a prank. More details here: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,968490,00.html

  3. Shahab Khan March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    💪💪🇵🇰

  4. Ch Kamran Zafar March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Peoud to be a pakistani

  5. Jim Leonard March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    So the BRAIN virus was essentially…. an advertisement for their computer company. That's deflating.

  6. Faisal Syed March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I am currently sitting with a member of Brain's network Mr Raza Ahmad aka Raziiii… What a proud moment for Pakistan and specially Allama Iqbal Town's vicinity!

    Big cheer to us Pakistanis!

  7. Usman Saleem March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    This is my homeland my city. And my fucking area.

  8. Saba Nisar March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    you can't tell how happy i am to rn to know this , that smile on thier faces though 🙂 #CSstudent #ProudPakistani

  9. wide open throttle March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    unable to understand reason for "evil music" background music while during interview

  10. navneet March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Well-done…from India..

  11. Mohsin Ali March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    pakistan❤❤❤

  12. Saqlain Jan March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    wow

  13. Paul Nel March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    You should have asked "what software did you use in creating this virus in 1986" … would have yielded an interesting response.

  14. Derrek O'sulivan March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I quite enjoyed that do some more like it!

  15. hinduSTAIN GAYMATAJI GAYHIND March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    👍🏽👍🏽🇵🇰🇵🇰

  16. Harry Taller March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    the purpose of brain virus seem to be "only free advertising"

  17. Chetan Raikwar March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Such an emotional moment when the interviewer handed over the "brained" floppy to the creators.
    I can understand the emotions of seeing something they made, after decades. It's like getting a lost child back.

  18. murnavid March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Wow. All computer virus creators are unappreciating shameless "hollow shell of people".

  19. Kavita Aggarwal March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks F-Secure, for sharing this video on web. Wonderful piece of knowledge it is. Great to know that our dearest neighbours have actually invented it.

  20. Musical Butt March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    This guys have a special place in hell

  21. Rao Abdullah March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks for the informative short story.

  22. Emerald House March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    you are grate you come Pakistan and meet these people and explore brain good job

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