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TUCoPS :: Malware :: dzn0302.txt

Central Command's Dirty Dozen for Feb. 2003






Central Command Releases Its Dirty Dozen - Top 12 - Viruses For February 2003

Worm/Klez.E Stays On Top, Celebrity Worm Causes Unnecessary Confusion
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MEDINA, Ohio February, 2003 - Central Command, a leading provider of PC
anti-virus software and computer security services today released its
monthly listing of the top twelve viruses reported for February, 2003.
The report, coined the "Dirty Dozen", is based on the number of virus
occurrences confirmed through Central Command's Emergency Virus Response
Team.

The table below represents the most prevalent viruses for February 2003,
number one being the most frequent.

Ranking   Virus Name         Percentage

1.        Worm/Klez.E        34.3%
2.        W32/Yaha.E         14.1%
3.        Worm/Yaha.M        10.6%
4.        Worm/Avril.A       8.3%
5.        Worm/Sobig.A       6.5%
6.        Worm/BugBear       3.2%
7.        Worm/Avril.B       3.1%
8.        W32/Nimda          1.6%
9.        W32/Funlove        1.2%
10.       Worm/Sircam        0.9%
11.       W32/Elkern.C       0.7%
12.       Worm/Badtrans.B    0.7%

          Others             14.8%


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