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 December 2000, the chart is as follows, with the most
frequently occurring virus at number one:
"Despite warnings, users received some unwelcome Christmas
presents in the form of new viruses such as Hybris-B, Prolin and
Navidad," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at
Sophos Anti-Virus. "Viruses such as these are increasingly using
psychology to tempt users to open attachments and everyone's New
Year resolution should be to do a double-take before they
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.