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MyDoom Virus Tops January'04 Chart

Posted: 03rd Feb, 2004 By: MarkJ
Little surprise to see the MyDoom e-mail virus (worm) topping last months online infection chart from Central Command. The AV firm reports that the infection has accounted for 1 out of every 9 e-mails:

Central Command Releases Its Dirty Dozen - Top 12 - Computer Viruses For January 2004

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 January, 2004. 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
January 2004, number one being the most frequent.

Ranking. Virus Name Percentage
1. Worm/MyDoom.A 77.4%
2. Worm/Sober.C 5.9%
3. Worm/Bagle.A 2.0%
4. Worm/ MiMail.I 1.7%
5. Worm/ Gibe.C 1.5%
6. Worm/Klez.E 1.3%
7. Worm/MiMail.J 1.0%
8. Worm/BugBear.B 0.7%
9. Worm/MiMail.A 0.5%
10. Worm/Dumaru.A 0.5%
11. Worm/Hawawi.G 0.4%
12. W32/Nimda 0.3%
Others 6.8%

"In only a few days, the hefty volume of circulating MyDoom emails caused pandemonium for computer users worldwide," said Steven Sundermeier, Vice President of Products and Services at Central Command, Inc. Central Command's Emergency Virus Response Team confirmed that over 77% of all total infections received in January 2004 was MyDoom. "It didn't take MyDoom long to become a predominant member of the 'who's who' list of high impacting computer worms. It's safe to say that MyDoom bypassed the big leagues and took a straight path to the hall-of-fame."

Vexira® Antivirus has been updated for 781 different viruses, worms and other malicious applications during the month of January 2004.
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