Virus epidemic due to hit in August

Virus epidemic could hit in August, a month traditionally known for virus epidemics, according to Kaspersky Labs. According to the antivirus vendor, evidence of this can be found from previous years with Lovesan coming out in August 2003, numerous Mydoom variants in August 2004 and Mytob/ Bozori (aka Zotob) in August 2005.

Nearly all of these outbreaks were preceded by the disclosure of Windows vulnerabilities, therefore any epidemics hitting local shores this month would depend on whether new vulnerabilities are found, said Kaspersky Labs. Virus epidemic due to hit in August - Security -

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 3rd August 2006 1:58AM