Samy Kamkar’s MySpace Worm Launched a Prolific Hacking Career
Samy Kamkar became everyone’s virtual friend in October 2005. His MySpace worm is still the most potent one ever unleashed on a social network, but it was just the start of a prolific hacking career.
Kamkar, who was then 19 years old, harnessed so many new acquaintances by writing what still stands today as one of the most potent worms – the term for self-propagating viral code – to ever strike a social network. It came from a relatively innocent idea.