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  1. ILOVEYOU was created by Onel De Guzman, a college student in Manila, Philippines, who was 24 years old at the time. De Guzman, who was poor and struggling to pay for Internet access at the time, created the computer worm intending to steal other users' passwords, which he could use to log in to their Internet accounts without needing to pay for the service.

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  2. Onel De Guzman - The New York Times

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    Onel de Guzman, 24-year-old computer-knowledgeable Filipino, admits to creating computer viruses but claims uncertainty as to whether 'Love Bug' virus that plagued computers globally is one he ...

  3. ILOVEYOU virus 20 years later: where is Onel De Guzman now ...

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    May 04, 2020 · Now 44 years of age, Onel de Guzman, the man behind the worm-turned-virus has faded from people’s attention. There had been some hearsays which claim that the famed hacker was either recruited by Microsoft or had emigrated to Austria, Germany, or the United States.

  4. Love Bug's creator tracked down to repair shop in Manila ...

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    May 03, 2020 · Filipino Onel de Guzman, now 44, says he unleashed the Love Bug computer worm to steal passwords so he could access the internet without paying. He claims he never intended it to spread globally.

  5. ILOVEYOU - Wikipedia

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    ILOVEYOU was created by Onel De Guzman, a college student in Manila, Philippines, who was 24 years old at the time. De Guzman, who was poor and struggling to pay for Internet access at the time, created the computer worm intending to steal other users' passwords, which he could use to log in to their Internet accounts without needing to pay for the service.

    • Love Bug, Love Letter
    • Computer worm
  6. The 20-Year Hunt for the Man Behind the Love Bug Virus | WIRED

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    Sep 12, 2020 · For two decades, Onel de Guzman has been suspected of unleashing the groundbreaking virus. But he's never confessed to anything—until now.

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  8. The ILOVEYOU Computer Virus, 20 Years On - What happened to ...

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    May 06, 2020 · 20 years ago, a young Filipino programmer, Onel de Guzman, was about to become the prime suspect in a criminal investigation. Why? He appeared to have set lose the so called ILOVEYOU computer virus, a worm that infected tens of millions of Windows computers around the world in May 2000.

  9. Filipino Creator of Destructive “I Love You” Virus Is Now in ...

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    Dec 30, 2020 · The creator of the destructive virus was Onel De Guzman, a Filipino computer science student at the AMA Computer College in Pandacan, Manila in 2000. However, he admitted that he never meant for the virus to spread globally.

  10. May 04, 2020 · The Filipino creator of the "I Love You" virus, sometimes known as “Love Bug,” says he only did it so he could steal passwords and access the internet for free. A BBC writer named Geoff White tracked down Onel De Guzman in Manila. De Guzman is the creator of one of the most destructive computer viruses in history, but says he never meant for the virus to spread globally.

  11. May 04, 2020 · Onel de Guzman, seen here in May 2000, was quickly accused of being the author of the ILOVEYOU virus.

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