August 2011

"The Most Destructive Virus Ever?"

When you see a headline such as this, it's usually written by a non-technical writer in the general media. Or it may come from the producer of rogue security software, trying to scare the reader into buying their bogus program.

But the most recent source of this description is Kaspersky Labs, the legitimate and usually sober producer of Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security software. One of their milder descriptions refers to this as "the most sophisticated threat today" and even uses the term "indestructible" to describe this infection.