Top cybercrimesDate: February 03, 2006
During the first month of this year, Sdbot.ftp was responsible for 2.99 percent of infections. Then comes Metafile (1.99%), Sober.AH (1.30%), and Netsky.P (1.25%). The malware that follows these top threats -- Gaobot.gen; Tearec.A; Torpig.A; Qhost.gen; Alcan.A and Parite.B -- show frequency percentages of less than 1 percent.
Malware % frequency
The following conclusions can be drawn from the Top Ten ranking of the threats most frequently detected by Panda ActiveScan in January:
- Sdbot.ftp: seven months at the head of the ranking
Since July 2005, Sdbot.ftp has been the threat that has had most impact. This is a script used by certain malware specimens to download, via FTP, the Sdbot worm. It does this by exploiting several operating system vulnerabilities such as LSASS or RPC-DCOM.
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