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 for Great Worm
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Great Worm
   n.
  
      The 1988 Internet worm perpetrated by RTM. This is a play on Tolkien
      (compare elvish, elder days). In the fantasy history of his Middle
      Earth books, there were dragons powerful enough to lay waste to entire
      regions; two of these (Scatha and Glaurung) were known as ?the Great Worms?
      . This usage expresses the connotation that the RTM crack was a sort of
      devastating watershed event in hacker history; certainly it did more to
      make non-hackers nervous about the Internet than anything before or since.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Internet Worm
  Great Worm
  
      The November 1988 worm perpetrated by
     Robert T. Morris.  The worm was a program which took
     advantage of bugs in the Sun Unix sendmail program,
     Vax programs, and other security loopholes to distribute
     itself to over 6000 computers on the Internet.  The worm
     itself had a bug which made it create many copies of itself on
     machines it infected, which quickly used up all available
     processor time on those systems.
  
     Some call it "The Great Worm" in a play on Tolkien (compare
     elvish, elder days).  In the fantasy history of his Middle
     Earth books, there were dragons powerful enough to lay waste
     to entire regions; two of these (Scatha and Glaurung) were
     known as "the Great Worms".  This usage expresses the
     connotation that the RTM hack was a sort of devastating
     watershed event in hackish history; certainly it did more to
     make non-hackers nervous about the Internet than anything
     before or since.
  
     (1995-01-12)
  

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