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Record number of active viruses measured

Postby TeMerc » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:47 am

Staff Report-September 22, 2008

This summer's active virus count hit record numbers, according to Network Box. August was the worst month for cybercrime, with threats increasing by 51 percent.

Network Box said that the company's August alert status was at four out of five, indicating a “critical threat” status throughout the month.


Virus activity peaked with more than 14,600 new viruses seen on that day alone. All told, 1,080,899 threat signatures and 1,374,666 spam signatures are active in the company's database.

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