Record viruses found in May

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  1. the mul

    the mul Registered Member

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    The number of new viruses released on the Internet in May hit a two-and-a-half-year high last month, an anti-virus vendor said Wednesday. Five new viruses released in May made Sophos's Top 10 for the month. Included are Sasser, Netsky-Z, Sober-G, Bagle-AA, and Lovgate-V, the company said. Sasser led the pack in the number of infected machines reported.
    Sophos found a total of 959 new viruses on the Internet in May, the highest number since December 2001. The number includes new viruses that were variants of older viruses.


    http://www.securitypipeline.com/news/21401071;jsessionid=DIVPPW42AAVJSQSNDBGCKHY


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  2. JimIT

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    Interesting reading.

    Not surprising that of the top ten--ten were worms--almost 82% of the infections reported to Sophos during the month of May.

    What type of malware poses the biggest threat to the average user again?? :D
     
  3. Catwomen

    Catwomen Guest

    More interesting is the question , how many here consider themselves to be the "Average user" who needs a clutch to indentify obvious worm spread attachments?
     
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