NetSky climbs to become 8th worst malware of all time
as new variant arrives; MyDoom evolves destructive
as global damage continues to rise
London, UK - 26 February 2004, 12:30 GMT - mi2g Intelligence
Unit data shows that the number of NetSky variant infections is rising fast
particularly across the UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA, China and Japan. NetSky.c
emerged yesterday and is spreading faster than both the previous versions.
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 8th rank in "The Top 20" table of most damaging
malware of all time maintained by mi2g since 1995. The most damaging
malware ever that remains ahead of NetSky is now limited to MyDoom, SoBig,
Klez, Mimail, Yaha, Swen and LoveBug in that order. NetSky has just overtaken
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