LoveBug shows no love in Malware Madness massacre

The 2nd-seeded LoveBug virus, aka ILoveYou, put on a show in our latest round of Malware Madness, demolishing the small-school and 15th-seeded Sobig. LoveBug, which infected tens of millions of computer and caused an estimated $5 billion in damages in 2000, clearly still has it.

In the other matchup, MyDoom basically scored a last-minute shot to eek out a win over Koobface, to post a rare upset (in this torunament so far) of a No. 10 seed topping a No. 7.

Voting on the final bracket of Round 1 is now under way. Will 6th-seeded Conficker, afflicter of more than 7 million computers in its day, hold up against the sneaky StonedAngelina? Can mighty 3rd-seeded Zeus, which is still stealing bank account info, outscore 14th-seeded Storm Worm?

Take a moment and go to the Malware Madness page and cast your vote. There are no interminable commercial breaks, no time outs every other play and, since you’re picking the winners, it’s a bracket that can’t be busted.

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