Roundup: 2005’s ‘curious malicious code’

Panda Software has released its list of 2005’s most ‘curious’ malwares.  The list includes such viruses as Assiral-A, a copycat of 2000’s LoveLetter virus.  Crowt-A delivered CNN headlines, Elitper-D disrupted 90 applications, including Word and Excel and Zar-A and Downloader-ENC exploited charitable impulses after the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.  Rona-A kept highly organized logs of its malicious activity, including a timestamp of its installation.  The list also includes social engineering attacks and viruses that targeted gaming platforms.


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