Security Vendor Issues Dec. Vulnerabilities List

By David Morgenstern  |  Posted 2004-01-01 Email Print this article Print

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Central Command on Thursday released its so-called Dirty Dozen list of top twelve viruses for December, 2003.

Central Command Inc. on Thursday released its so-called Dirty Dozen list of top twelve viruses for December, 2003. The report is based on virus incidents confirmed through the Medina, Ohio-based company's Emergency Virus Response Team.

According to the company, the Gibe.C worm, with its HTML e-mail message that impersonated a Microsoft Web site, retained the top spot for December, a position that Klez.E held five times during the year.

Here is Central Command's December Dirty Dozen ranking with the percentage of occurrences:

  1. Gibe.C—21.4 percent
  2. Klez.E—14.7 percent
  3. MiMail.I—12.8 percent
  4. MiMail.J—5.9 percent
  5. BugBear.B—5.2 percent
  6. MiMail.K—5.1 percent
  7. MiMail.A—3.7 percent
  8. Sober.C—1.9 percent
  9. Nachi—1.6 percent
  10. MiMail.C—1.6 percent
  11. Hawawi.G—1.2 percent
  12. Dumaru.A—1.1 percent
  13. Others—23.8 percent
David Morgenstern is Executive Editor/Special Projects of eWEEK. Previously, he served as the news editor of Ziff Davis Internet and editor for Ziff Davis' Storage Supersite.

In 'the days,' he was an award-winning editor with the heralded MacWEEK newsweekly as well as eMediaweekly, a trade publication for managers of professional digital content creation.

David has also worked on the vendor side of the industry, including companies offering professional displays and color-calibration technology, and Internet video.

He can be reached here.



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