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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Cascade
by IndigoJo on Thu 10th Sep 2009 03:45 UTC
IndigoJo
Member since:
2005-07-06

Cascade did not appear in 1997. It was around in the early 1990s, as I remember from my early teens, people having that virus on their computer. Are they sure they don't mean 1987? It was an old DOS virus.

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RE: Cascade
by tobyv on Thu 10th Sep 2009 04:50 in reply to "Cascade"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

You are absolutely right. I remember casade-like virii from at least 1995.

But at any rate, this list is bogus. Where is the internet worm? Michaelangelo?

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RE: Cascade
by Soulbender on Thu 10th Sep 2009 09:53 in reply to "Cascade"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yep, you're right.
Some other glaring things.
Jerusalem was not created in 1988, it was detected in 1987 so obviously it was created before it was detected. It didn't activate until 1988 though.

Barrott:

when it would activate displaying just a series of bars on the monitor.


Uh, that's one of the most dangerous threats in the last 20 years? Seriously? I guess it's because it was created in Spain and Panda is a spanish company.
Where's Morris Worm? SCA? ByteBandit? Stoned? Christmastree exec? Code Red? Form? etc etc.

Doesn't give you much faith in PandaLabs as an AV and security outfit, does it?

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RE[2]: Cascade
by gelios on Thu 10th Sep 2009 11:50 in reply to "RE: Cascade"
gelios Member since:
2007-12-19

Fully agree!
And they forgot One Half, Back USSR. They were kind of top art of viruses for DOS.

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