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Internet Virus Writers Pause For X-Mas
By: MarkJ - 06 January, 2004 (1:07 PM)

Panda Software claims that Christmas (December) turned out to be a quite month for Internet viruses. It's believed that a combination of both virus authors and end-users being AFK for the period contributed to the slowdown:

Figures for December show that Downloader.L, which was detected in under 9 per cent of cases, was been the most widely detected malicious code.

In second place came the Parite.B virus, while third place was held by Bugbear.B, which spreads via email and exploits a security flaw in Internet Explorer.

No doubt things will get back to normal soon enough =(. More @ Web-User.

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