Worms turn to top malware threat list


For the ninth month running, Sdbot.ftp has topped the list of the most prevalent global IT security threats, according to a newly published monitoring report.

The study, based on the malware most frequently detected by Panda Software's online antivirus during February, also noteed that there have been "a significant number" of detections of Netsky.P, one of the oldest examples of malware in the ranking.

The Windows metafile (WMF) exploit secured third place in the ranking, demonstrating that cyber criminals have been actively exploitating the vulnerability in the processing of WMF files. Meanwhile, Tearec.A remained in fourth place, after the commotion caused last month by its coded activation on the third of every month. Worms turn to top malware threat list - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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