Sophos says there were 959 new viruses released on the Internet last month, the most since December 2001.
The number of new viruses released on the Internet in May hit a 2-1/2-year high last month, an anti-virus vendor says.
Five new viruses released in May made Sophos’ Top 10 for the month. Included are Sasser, Netsky-Z, Sober-G, Bagle-AA, and Lovgate-V, the company said Wednesday. Sasser led the pack in the number of infected machines reported.
Sophos found a total of 959 new viruses on the Internet in May, the highest number since December 2001. That number includes new viruses that were variants of older ones.
News source: InformationWeek