virus statistics

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by shawn modersohn, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Can anyone provide any links to current virus statistics in terms of
    infection rates and business costs. I have found a few according to's
    but I am looking more for something that I can cite concretely in a
    bibliography. Of course I will premise these stats with something along
    the line of "While virus statistics tend to vary among who is doing the
    reporting ...".

    shawn modersohn, Aug 17, 2005
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  2. On that special day, shawn modersohn, () said...
    This is from a German site,

    Der Computerwurm Zotob in einer seiner mittlerweile vielen Varianten
    hat die IT-Systeme zahlreicher Unternehmen in der ganzen Welt befallen.
    Wie US-Medien berichteten, seien die Computer der amerikanischen
    Fernsehanstalten CNN und ABC, der Nachrichtenagentur AP, der
    Tageszeitung New York Times sowie des Capitols in Washington und
    verschiedener US-Unternehmen teilweise lahm gelegt worden. CNN meldete,
    dass auch der größte US-Baumaschinenkonzern Caterpillar in Peoria
    (Illinois) betroffen war. Laut dem Wall Street Journal sind zudem die
    IT-Systeme von Disney, Kraft Foods und United Parcel betroffen gewesen,
    es sei aber kein größerer Schaden entstanden. Ein Sprecher von
    DaimlerChrysler in den USA erklärte gegenüber dem Blatt, in 13
    Produktionswerken des Konzerns sei der Wurm massiv aufgetaucht; es habe
    aber keine Störungen gegeben.

    I'll try to translate this.

    The computer worm Zotob with its meanwhile numerous variants has
    infected the IT systems of many enterprises throughout the world.
    (German sentences are often quite complicated)

    As US media reported, the computers of the broadcasting services CNN
    and ABC, the news agency AP and the New York Times, as well as the
    Capitol in Washinton and various US emterprises have been paralyzed.
    CNN reported that the biggest construction engine builder Caterpiller
    in Peoria/Ill had been affected, too. According to the Wall Street
    Journal, the IT systems of Disney, Kraft Foods and United Parcel have
    been affected, too, but no considerable harm occurred.

    A speaker of Daimer/Chrysler in the US declared to "the paper" (heise
    or WSJ?), the worm turned up in 13 factories of the trust in massive
    amounts, but there no malfunctions.

    Gabriele Neukam

    Gabriele Neukam, Aug 17, 2005
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  3. On that special day, Gabriele Neukam, (Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t- said...
    Go and watch the evening news on CNN; they featured the shutdown of
    their own machines, it looked *very* much like those pesky
    Blaster/Sasser attacks.

    Gabriele Neukam

    Gabriele Neukam, Aug 17, 2005
  4. Thanks.
    shawn modersohn, Aug 18, 2005
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