Central Command Releases List of Top 12 Viruses for November 2005 Netsky, Sober and Bagle top list

Dec. 2, 2004

MEDINA, Ohio, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 November, 2004. The report, coined the "Dirty Dozen," is based on the number of virus occurrences confirmed through Central Command's Emergency Virus Response Team(R).

The table below represents the most prevalent viruses for November 2004, number one being the most frequent. .TABLE Ranking Virus Name Percentage
1. Worm/Netsky.P 26.3%
2. Worm/Sober.I 17.5%
3. Worm/Bagle.AT 11.6%
4. Worm/Bagle.AP 9.1%
5. Worm/Zafi.B 6.9%
6. Worm/Bagle.AA 4.4%
7. Worm/Netsky.D 2.3%
8. Worm/Netsky.Z 2.2%
9. Worm/Netsky.A 1.8%
10. Worm/Lovgate.W 1.5%
11. Worm/MyDoom.AE 1.1%
12. Tr/Phish.BankFr.eml 0.8%
Others 14.5%

"Arguably the only major virus outbreak of the fall season, Worm/Sober.I had an immediate impact," said Steven Sundermeier, Vice President of Products and Services at Central Command, Inc. "Even though Sober.I was first discovered on the nineteenth, it had already closed in on Worm/Netsky.P as this months top virus. Sober.I finished second."

Also new to the list is Tr/Phish.BankFr.eml, a bank phishing scam designed to trick users into entering bank account information. The term phishing is used to describe an Internet scam where a deceitful email is sent with the sole purpose of appearing to be a reputable company in an effort to steal personal and financial information.

Vexira Antivirus has been updated for 953 different viruses, worms and other malicious applications during the month of November 2004.