Top Ten Viruses and Hoaxes in October 2005

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, has revealed the top ten viruses and hoaxes causing problems for businesses around the world during the month of October 2005.

The report, compiled from Sophos's global network of monitoring stations, reveals that October has seen the biggest increase in virus numbers since its records began - it now identifies and protects against a total of 112,142 viruses, which is an increase of 1,685 on last month. Netsky-P, the worm written by convicted German teenager Sven Jaschan, continues to head up the top ten twenty months after it was first detected. However, Mytob-GH, which first appeared on 16 October 2005, is already in second place and showing no sign of abating. This Mytob variant is well placed to topple Netsky-P from the top of the chart in November. Kansas City infoZine - Top Ten Viruses and Hoaxes Reported to Sophos in October 2005 - USA

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