In 1983, Fred Cohen, an American computer scientist, defined a computer virus as a “program that can affect other computer programmers by modifying them in such a away as to include a (possibly evolved) copy of itself“.
Cohen is known for his research on computer viruses and has developed several techniques for defending against viruses and for automation of protection management functions.
The Cars.com domain name and the accompanying site were owned by Classified Ventures, LLC, which itself was a joint venture of several companies. In 2014, Gannett Company, Inc., one of the firms from this group, bought the remaining stake for USD 1.8 billion. After the acquisition, the Cars.com domain was valued at $827 million and the entire company at $2.5 billion. [more...]