Cyberterror and the World’s Most Dangerous Worm

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Cyberterror and the World’s Most Dangerous Worm

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré


he origin of life on Earth, as told by the ancient Greeks, was conceived by the brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus. While Prometheus toiled upon a piece of clay to forge the shape of man in the image of the Gods, Epimetheus created the birds and beasts of the world, and endowed them with all the gifts of the heavens – warm coats, protective shells, strength and speed, leaving man weak and unprotected by comparison. Distraught by the plight of his creations, Prometheus travelled to Mount Olympus, and stole fire from the Gods, thus granting mankind with a destructive gift to triumph over the dangerous world it inhabited, and birthed the dawn of human civilisation.

This fire would prove to be a dastardly thing.