Hopefully, you did not notice. Hopefully, your computer has been inoculated from zero-day viruses and the viruses that follow them. If not, today is the day to update your virus protection and deep scan your systems.
Why? A virus outbreak continues to plague the Internet.
Starting Friday afternoon EST, we began seeing an large increase in the number of Virus Outbreak warnings for our clients covered by Google Postini Services (as part of Google Apps or protecting their internal email servers). A Virus Outbreak alert reaches us when a large number of virus infected emails are being sent and blocked.
We cover thousands of mailboxes for hundreds of companies. In a typical day, we see about five (5) Virus Outbreak alerts. Since Friday, we are seeing about 400 per day, an increase of nearly 8000%. Unprotected systems are more than vulnerable, they are targets.
If you have questions about your level of protection, or you know of a business that needs better protection from spam and viruses, please contact us. We are happy to help.