February breaks January record for malware damage;
Bagle malware reaches status of 20th worst epidemic of all time
London, UK - 19 February 2004, 13:30 GMT - mi2g Intelligence
Unit data shows that partially as a result of the growth of the MyDoom family
of malware, lingering effects of Mimail, Dumaru, Sobig, Swen, Klez, Sober,
Yaha, BugBear and Fizzer, and also as a result of new strains of Bagle, February
2004 has already become the worst month for malware proliferation on record
with 10 days to go. As of today, the total economic damage from all malware
epidemics in February is estimated to lie between $43.8bn and $53.6bn worldwide,
two thirds more than the record breaking previous month of January.
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