UK hardest hit by Bugbear virus

The UK is bearing the brunt of the Bugbear virus today, so far suffering more than 53,000 occurrences.

The UK is bearing the brunt of the Bugbear virus today, so far suffering more than 53,000 occurrences.

The VirusEye monitoring service run by security firm MessageLabs said the UK has been hit the hardest.

On Friday afternoon (4 October) MessageLabs reported that its virus scanning service had stopped almost 113,000 occurrences of the Bugbear virus worldwide. Some 53,189 of these were in the UK, 9,700 were in Australia and just 6,720 in the USA.

The virus, which originated from Malaysia, has been disrupting e-mail users since 29 September.

Reacting to the impact of Bugbear, Mark Sunner, chief technology officer at MessageLabs, said: "There have been few new viruses in 2002 although levels of virus activity have never been higher."

CW+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on Antivirus, firewall and IDS products

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close