Netsky still dominating the virus chart
Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and
viruses, has revealed the top ten viruses and hoaxes causing
problems for businesses around the world.
The report, which examines virus and hoax reports in the month
of April 2004, shows four new viruses have entered the chart, with
Netsky variants taking seven places.
The top ten viruses in April 2004 were as follows:
"Several Netsky strains continued to cause serious difficulties
for unprotected computer users throughout the month of April. With
the author of the original Netsky worm claiming to have shared the
viral code, it's possible that copycats might be getting their paws
dirty by sending out new Netsky variants," said Carole Theriault,
security consultant, Sophos. "Although this flurry of virus
activity sounds like a nightmare, with automatically updated
anti-virus protection at the gateway and on the desktop, these
nasties can be stopped regardless of how they try to infiltrate the
network. Not only does this protect individual computers, but it
also helps slow down the rate of infection, which is good for all
Sophos analysed and protected against 740 new viruses in April.
The total number of viruses Sophos now protects against is
The top ten hoaxes reported to Sophos during April are as