Title: Cyber Autoimmune Disease When the Virtual Life Imitates the Real Life

Issue Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2018
Page Numbers: 21-30
Authors: Rogério Winter, Rodrigo Ruiz
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002318


Viruses are a major threat to the health of people because can trigger diseases. With regard to cybersecurity, viruses that attack computers and they are difficult problems to solve. Computer viruses as well as human viruses have evolved over the years. Computer Viruses are human creations and they are product of their creativity and ingenuity. The current antivirus systems are protect software and use various techniques to combat cyber threats, however we have discovered a way to by-pass its protection. Inspired by the concepts of viral infection and prophage we can to start an autoimmune disease in an antivirus system. An autoimmune disease is a condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part. Thereby, we start the cyber autoimmune disease and the antivirus system is responsible for destroying the computer's operating system. The proof of concept was called Apoc@lypse Technique and it was tested successfully with 56 antivirus system brands.