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Friday, April 30, 2004

Netsky Remains Big Dog In April

The Netsky worm continued to dominate the virus charts for another month, security vendor Sophos said Friday as it released its April Top Ten list.

Seven of the ten viruses Sophos named to the monthly list were variations on Netsky, with Netsky.p, Netsky.b, and Netsky.d most prominent.  Variants new to the list, including Netsky.q and Netsky.t, totaled just 3 percent, proof that newer worms are not always the most deadly.  Netsky.q, for instance, had the entire month of April to run, since it was first discovered March 28, while Netsky.t hit the Internet a week later on April 5.

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Posted on 04/30