Ralf Burger


Ralf Burger is the author of the book "Computer Viruses: A High-Tech Disease". He presented the Virdem (first file virus for the DOS operating system which he created) model of programs at a meeting of the underground Chaos Computer Club in Germany in 1986. The Virdem model represented the first programs that could replicate themselves via addition of their code to executable DOS files in COM format. Burger is quoted as saying about viruses that "used properly may bring about a new generation of self-modifying computer operating systems".


It is hard to say if Ralf Burger is a malicious virus writer since he just creates viruses for PoC purposes.

Author of Burger Virus (Ralf Burger simply named the virus "Program Virus" but AV companies named it after him).