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September Saw A 100% Rise In New Malware Threats

Sophos, a security player, put forward its current statistical malware dangers for information. The figures pointed towards a more than 100% swell in threats in September 2006.The figures show about 4080 new malware risks against 1,998 for Sept.2006. Now the malware security coverage against risk stands at 190,745.The risk arising out of novel malware operations has indeed doubled in September.
Nevertheless, the estimated measure of sully emails took a noose-dive touching the lowest level .In comparative terms; only one sully email was detected out of three hundred emails on the computer.

The trend translates into cyber criminals changing mode of operations. They now target smaller cluster of people. Their mode of targeting through mass mailing is a matter of past.

The report that is compiled from various global networks of monitoring stations highlights Netsky-p's consecutive commanding position in malware terror, keeping its leading position. No recent players made entry in the chart for September. The chart shows the reentry of MyDoom-AJ.
The September series of top ten malware operators show Mytob-AS at the second position giving a good lead to Bagle-Zip at the third position followed by Nyxem-D at the fourth position, and Netsky-D at fifth.

September 2006 also saw 'Olympic Torch' topping the list of email hoaxes plus chain letters spread among ten others. Hotmail Hoax and WTC disaster closely followed each other in the second and third positions. At the fourth and fifth place respectively were 'Bonsai Kitten 'and 'MSN is closing down'

The advice of Graham Cluley, a technology consultant, is to opt for consolidated security solution catering to familiar and unfamiliar risks. It is clear from September report that Internet hackers concentrated their mind in creating numerous novel threats as compared to last month. Graham feels the new creation is more lethal in the sense that it is capable of sensitive core data retrieval from companies' data bank, thus hitting their foundation and reputation.

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