This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down
the ten most frequently occurring viruses as compiled by Sophos, a
world leader in corporate anti-virus protection.
For October 2001, the chart is as follows, with the most
frequently occurring virus at number one:
"Whilst some viruses cause a fright then fade away, Sircam continues to haunt
companies - four months after its release, it's still infecting a
significant number of users," said Graham Cluley, senior technology
consultant at Sophos Anti-Virus. "It's mind-boggling that people
are still getting caught out by Sircam. Anti-virus software
protects against this worm, and simple safe computing should negate
812 new viruses were discovered and protected against by Sophos
Anti-Virus during October 2001.
The total number of viruses Sophos now detects and protects
against is 68,923.
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Graphics of the above Top Ten chart are available here.
Compiled by Sophos's technical support team, the top ten chart
is collated from calls to Sophos's 24 hour, 365 days a year
technical support line.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.