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Virus watch: Mimail topples Klez

The Mimail worm has snatched prime position away from Klez by becoming the fastest spreading internet menace, according to mail filtering company MessageLabs, and is finding rich pickings among home PCs. The veteran Klez, which was discovered all the way back in April last year, has slipped to second position, just one week after Mimail’s debut as the internet’s new “bad boy” on the block. MessageLabs has detected 143,709 copies of Mimail since 1 August, but the “all time high” prize will probably remain unchallenged for a while longer – MessageLabs has seized more than seven million copies of Klez over the last 18 months or so. Full Story

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