Malware threats increased by 48 percent

Posted on Thursday, Dec 08 2005 @ 02:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sophos has revealed the top ten malware threats of 2005 and says that 2005 saw a 48 percent rise in the number of new threats.
The top ten in the virus list for 2005 are Zafi-D at top-spot; Netsky-P at second position; Sober-Z at third place; Sober-N at fourth spot; Zafi-B at fifth position; Mytob-BE at sixth place; Mytob-AS at seventh spot; Netsky-D at eighth position; Mytob-GH at ninth place; and Mytob-EP at tenth spot.

According to the report, on an average one in every 44 emails in 2005 was viral, with the figure rising to one in twelve during major out-breaks. Almost 15,907 new malware threats were identified during the course of the year.
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