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Sasser, Netsky Continue To Dominate

Sasser and Netsky were the major virus nuisances in May, according to security firm Sophos, but they were not the only causes for concern. The firm identified 959 new viruses during the month — the highest number since December 2001. Authorities may have arrested those responsible for the destructive Sasser and Netsky e-mail worms — but their effects still linger, according to security firm Sophos. “Sasser proved to be a major nuisance in May, affecting even more users than even the Netsky worms,” said Chris Kraft, senior security analyst. “Requiring no user intervention and taking advantage of a relatively new Microsoft hole, it sneaked onto unprotected PCs, inundating Internet connections.” Full Story

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