Worms: who's the deadliest of them all?

Tuesday, 30 April 2002, 10:09 AM EST

Panda Software scanned more than 2,000 PCs around the world and found that 7.2 percent had the H or I versions of the Klez worm, said Patrick Hinojosa, chief technical officer for the Glendale, Calif.-based company.

Considering that the H and I versions of Klez have been in the wild for only a few weeks, that's an alarmingly fast spread, said Hinojosa.

"I was pretty surprised at the percentage," he said. "This thing started slowly, but it's proliferating at a tremendous rate now."

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