Security Vendor Issues Dec. Vulnerabilities List

Central Command on Thursday released its so-called Dirty Dozen list of top twelve viruses for December, 2003.

Central Command Inc. on Thursday released its so-called Dirty Dozen list of top twelve viruses for December, 2003. The report is based on virus incidents confirmed through the Medina, Ohio-based companys Emergency Virus Response Team.

According to the company, the Gibe.C worm, with its HTML e-mail message that impersonated a Microsoft Web site, retained the top spot for December, a position that Klez.E held five times during the year.

"The relentless stream of Klez infections throughout 2003 was quite phenomenal," said Steven Sundermeier, vice president of products and services in a statement. "Being the only virus to be listed in every Dirty Dozen this year, never once slipping below the fifth position, Klez displayed incredible longevity. Each month, we were assured of three things: death, taxes and a healthy dosage of Klez infected computers."

/zimages/1/28571.gif•eWEEK.coms Security Center Editor Larry Selzer offers his security highlights and mostly lowlights of 2003. To read more, click here.

Here is Central Commands December Dirty Dozen ranking with the percentage of occurrences:

  1. Gibe.C—21.4 percent
  2. Klez.E—14.7 percent
  3. MiMail.I—12.8 percent
  4. MiMail.J—5.9 percent
  5. BugBear.B—5.2 percent
  6. MiMail.K—5.1 percent
  7. MiMail.A—3.7 percent
  8. Sober.C—1.9 percent
  9. Nachi—1.6 percent
  10. MiMail.C—1.6 percent
  11. Hawawi.G—1.2 percent
  12. Dumaru.A—1.1 percent
  13. Others—23.8 percent
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