NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Geburtstagsgeschenke! Posted by Mikko @ 07:09 GMT

GermanyHey, our German office is ten years old (F-Secure is over 20 years old as a company).

As part of the celebrations, we were asked to come up with a list of the most important viruses for the past 10 years.

That wasn't too hard. For most years it's easy to name THE virus incident of the year:

  1999: Melissa
  2000: Loveletter
  2001: Code Red
  2002: Nimda
  2003: Slammer
  2004: Sasser
  2005: Sony rootkit
  2006: Warezov
  2007: Storm
  2008: ???
  2009: Downadup

But what about year 2008?

What was the most important malware for the year 2008? Mebroot? Antivirus XP? Banker? Something else?

Let us know your suggestions.