4,677 Viruses In First Six Months of 2004

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
    A firm specializing in the development of anti-virus and anti-spam software said Wednesday that 4,677 new viruses were written in the first six months of 2004 -- an increase of 21 percent over the same period last year.

    The major viruses were Sasser, which had a 26.1 percent share of viruses, and variations of the Netsky virus, said Sophos analyst Graham Cluley.

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  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Wow, are those virus writers trying to break the world record of the number of computer viruses to get into the Guinness Book Of World Records?
    Is the virus situation just going to get worse next year?
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