On Monday, April 7, the Varnish Fine Art gallery and bar in San Francisco will host an exhibit called Infected Art. The works represent what worms, virus and spam attacks such as Storm, MyDoom and Netsky look like when put through a "computational art" algorithm. Above, see "MyDoom," named for the W32.MyDoom@mm virus, which in 2004 became the fastest-spreading e-mail worm ever. We're not sure what a "computational art" algorithm is, but the images, look sufficiently icky to pass for malicious things like worms and virus. Five more are embedded below.
Click to expand all the images, including "MyDoom." If you dare.
18-year-old Sven Jaschan of Germany wrote the Netsky worm, which first appeared in February 2004.
Phishing scams trick users into thinking their giving private information to someone they trust.
A worm called "Russian" from St. Petersburg, Russia, which some call the Storm Worm.
Ever read: "GROUPSeX SeXDATiNg NiKkErThuMPER CUTIEZ" ? Bad news. That was this SexDating virus.
Some times you think software will perform one function, and then it takes over your computer. That would a Trojan attack, here pictured.