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Fortinet Releases Top Ten-Malware List for August 2008

UTM (Unified Threat Management) solutions provider Fortinet on September 3, 2008 announced the ten highest risk-bearing threats emerged in August 2008.

Fortinet said that HTML/Agent.HFZ!phish and malware W32/Multidr.JD!tr posing as anti-virus XP Security Center and XP 2008 occupied the first two spots respectively on the top ten list and accounted for 8.15% and 10.02% of the total threat activity for the month. They together accounted for 20% of the total threat for the whole month.

W32/Multidr.JD!tr was particularly widespread waging a single-day attacks at the end of August 2008 and it removed Netsky, the mass mailer worm, from its first position. On the other hand, HTML/Agent.HFZ!phish entered users' mailboxes as a ...

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