Microsoft Viruses Way, Way Up

By Deane Barker on September 20, 2004

Viruses Aimed at Microsoft Rise Sharply-Symantec: How nice.

The number of new viruses and worms aimed at Microsoft Corp.’s ubiquitous Windows operating system rose 400 percent between January and June from the same year-earlier period […]

Nearly 5,000 new Windows viruses and worms were documented in the first half of the year, up from about 1,000 in the year-earlier period, said Symantec, the world’s largest computer security company by revenue.