The BBC is reporting that there has been a 50% increase in the number of viruses released in 2004; as many as 100,000 viruses were seen 'in the wild', many of them doing serious damage to their targets. Bot-nets, computers infected with remote control software featured largely in 2004; equally prominent was the use of viruses and these bot-nets for cyber-crime and sending spam.
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2004 was a year with more than 100,000 viruses
Posted on Sunday, January 02 2005 @ 16:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck