The first computer virus, the Creeper, was created in 1971 by Bob Thomas. It was designed to test the theory of self-replicating automata. Although this first virus did not have a malicious intent, it opened the gate for the First Trojan, Cascade virus, the LoveLetter virus, and many more.
The problem, however, did not stop there. Governments, banks, armed forces, as well as private and public companies started to fear the power of this technology. Any company, big or small, has valuable information in the form of customer, employee or other organisations’ data. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to have adequate protection. Not doing so would have major costs and liabilities for the company at hand. Moreover, cyberattacks are not just an issue for the above-mentioned institutions and companies, they are becoming a problem for the growing autonomous driving technologies as well.