Thursday, April 17, 2008

Computer viruses hit one Million mark!

This may be a pretty old news for many people, But I still want to discuss.

The computer viruses count has hit 1 Million mark this month. This count includes viruses, worms, trojans and other malicious code threats. This information was revealed by Symantec in their latest edition of bi-annual Internet Security Threat Report.

Thanks to Linux, I need not worry about 99.999% of them. :-)

Here are the few interesting statistics.
  1. The total number of computer viruses present is around 1,122,311.
  2. Almost two thirds of them or 499,811 viruses were created during the second half of 2007.
  3. Almost all of them target Windows operating system.


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