June 12, 2006

Old viruses found alive and kicking in Middle East PCs

From itpTechnology...

Viruses that have been successfully tackled elsewhere continue to attack computers in the Middle East, according to security vendor Symantec.

Large numbers of un-patched computers in the region have led to the continuing presence of the Nimda, Jeefo and Redlof viruses — threats that have subsided in the rest of the world, warned Richard Archdeacon, director of the innovation team, enterprise segment, EMEA, Symantec.

A study of viruses that had occurred in the region during the previous six months showed that Nimda — which was a global threat in 2001 — was the second most prevalent here, despite the fact that it does not appear anymore in the global top ten.

(Link - itpTechnology)


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