NetSky proliferates to become 9th worst malware of
London, UK - 25 February 2004, 8:45 GMT - Intelligence Unit data shows
that the number of NetSky.b infections is again rising fast since Monday particularly
across the UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA and Japan. Over 190 countries have
now been infected. As a result, the total economic damage from the NetSky
malware family, which infects computers running Windows only, has now reached
9th rank in "The Top 20" table of most damaging malware of all time
maintained by mi2g since 1995. The most damaging malware of all time
that remains ahead of NetSky is now limited to MyDoom, SoBig, Klez, Mimail,
Yaha, Swen, LoveBug and Dumaru families in that order. MyDoom, Dumaru, Mimail,
Klez and Swen variants are still actively infecting computers albeit at a
much diminished rate compared to their peaks.
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