Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, has revealed that just two viruses, Nimda and Sircam, accounted for almost 50% of the reports received by Sophos’s helpdesk during 2001. Code Red, the most hyped virus of the year, does not even appear in the top ten. Sophos has detected 11,160 new viruses, worms and Trojan horses to date this year, bringing the total protected against to almost 70,000. On average, the Sophos virus labs produce detection routines for over 30 viruses each day.
Top-Ten Virus Chart for 2001
2001-12-04 Bugs & Viruses 1 Comment
March saw the emergence of Lindose, the first virus to infect both Windows and Linux operating systems.
Thats made my day, now if only someone would write a pine/VBScript addon….