Named after an exotic dancer from Florida, and the most prolific of all macro viruses, the Melissa virus infiltrated documents created by Word, Excel and Outlook. One of the first and by far the most widespread viruses to spread via email, Melissa infected over 1 million computers in North America and was responsible for making the entire world wary of the email attachment. It plagued corporate and government agency networks and announced both a new era of viruses and an industry dedicated to battling them.