Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:31 UTC, submitted by Mirko
Privacy, Security, Encryption PandaLabs has issued a ranking of the most insidious malware threats that have surfaced in the past 20 years. Threats have been selected for the notoriety they achieved through widespread epidemic and the damage caused. Some of the "stars" from the list include Melissa from 1999, ILoveYou from 2000 and Nimda from 2001.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 10th Sep 2009 09:31 UTC
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Also forgot AnnaKornekova, though to be honest that was just effectively ILoveYou 2.0. Blaster32 I remember greatly, I was working in PCWorld (UK) at the time and there was enough people coming in with the same issue. Though I remember it being earlier, like July; the August date given could be reflective of just how slow Symantec was in responding to the threat. The whole issue was dealt with very poorly by Symantec and Microsoft.

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