Kournikova Worm February’s Top Virus
- By Scott Bekker
- March 09, 2001
vendor of corporate anti-virus solutions, released the list of the top ten
viruses affecting enterprises in February. Topping the list this month was the
VBS/SST-A worm, also known as the Anna Kournikova worm.
The Kournikova worm consisted of 38.2 percent of the virus
reports to Sophos in February.
“This month’s biggest virus … was not the work of a genius,”
said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. “Yet it still
managed to fool hundreds of thousands of people around the world.”
“Think before you click,” Cluley added.
The W32/Apology-B virus was second on the list, amounting to
11.7 percent of complaints to Sophos. Rounding out the list were W32/Hybris-B,
VBS/Kakworm, W32/Navidad-B, W32/Flcss, VBS/Lovelet-AS, WM97/Marker-C,
Troj/JetHome, and W32/Verona-B. Viruses other than the top ten contributed to
19.9 percent of complaints to Sophos. – Isaac
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.