MyDoom surpasses Sobig.F
Posted on: 01/29/2004 02:33 PM

ZDNet and others are reporting that MyDoom has been crowned the worst virus/worm ever.
F-Secure estimated that the worm was accounting for 20 percent to 30 percent of worldwide e-mail traffic Wednesday, putting it well ahead of previous nasties, such as the SoBig.F worm.

Other security companies had evaluations almost as dire. MessageLabs, which screens e-mail, said it had intercepted more than 3.4 million copies of MyDoom, which infected one 1 of every 12 messages, at its peak. That compares with a total of 33 million infections and a peak rate of 1 in 17 for SoBig.F. MyDoom had already climbed to No. 5 on MessageLabs' list of the all-time most active viruses, surpassing previous annoyances such as SirCam.
For us, Qmail-Scanner has already detected over 10,000 infected emails, and we by no means do a lot of mail traffic. Take a look.




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