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There’s nothing like an apocalypse to whip the web into a frenzy. As you’ve likely seen by the manydramaticheadlines, thousands of people whose computers are infected with an especially vicious piece of malware will be cut off from the Internet on Monday. That’s when the FBI will shut down temporary internet servers that it set up to help computers infected with DNSChanger stay online. It’s estimated to affect 64,000 computers in the U.S. and 300,000 worldwide. (If you’re not sure if one of those computers belongs to you, you can look here and here for directions to check it out.)

But it’s not the first time a single day has been connected with disaster for the Web. For your pre-doomsday pleasure, here are five more…

March 26, 1999
One of the very first email viruses, Melissa quickly spread around the world on March 26, 1999…

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