As compiled by Sophos Anti-Virus
This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down
the ten most frequently occurring viruses as compiled by Sophos,
worldwide leaders in anti-virus protection.
For May 2000, the chart is as follows, with the most frequently
occurring virus at number one:
"These figures reflect the enormous impact VBS/LoveLet, also
known as the LoveBug worm, had on computer systems worldwide," said
Graham Cluley, head of corporate communications for Sophos
Anti-Virus. "However it can be seen that other viruses also
represent a significant risk. Companies should be careful not to
lower their guard when viruses disappear from the newspaper
More details on the VBS/LoveLet virus 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.
Graphics of the above Top Ten chart are available here.