Klez tops virus charts - again

Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet this month. Again.

That's according to monthly statistics from managed services firm MessageLabs, which stopped 788,137 copies of the virus in June, compared to 524, 507 in May.

Virus infection rates are currently running at around one per 240 emails, which compares to one in 30 infected emails at the heights of the Goner and Love Bug epidemics, MessageLabs reports.

Klez became the worst virus ever in May, and it shows no sign of abating, according to the firm

Other viruses were much less common. The next most common virus, Yaha, was blocked only 67,146 times by MessageLabs during the last four weeks.

However Yaha has become a major irritant at Vulture Central because of its capacity to spew hundreds of infectious emails to a single address from infected machines.

News source: The Reg

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