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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virtumonde & gator
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 10th Sep 2009 20:47 UTC
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I'd also add vundo/virtumonde (and all of its spawn) to the list. It may not be dangerous, strictly speaking - but it's certainly one of the nastier pieces of malware out there, at least in terms of how difficult it can be to remove it.

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