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Sunbelt Unveils Top Ten Malware Threat List for June 2009

Security vendor Sunbelt Software has announced the list of its top ten most widespread malware threats for June 2009, reported PRWeb.com on July 7, 2009.

The security vendor reported that in June 2009, it detected an increase in the threat detections for Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen, which claimed the topmost slot in the list. Sunbelt recorded a total of 7.19% malware detections for this particular malicious code.

Sunbelt described this Trojan as a family of password-stealing Trojans. It infuses code from some remote servers that yields confidential information off a user's PC, including cached passwords, user login details for online banking websites, and data in cookies and certificates.

Trojan.DNSChanger.Gen follows at second spot with total 2.66% malicious detections made by Sunbelt in June 2009. This Trojan is reportedly a generic class of Trojan programs which reconfigure the settings of Domain Name Server on infected systems. Reconfiguration guarantees that any request for networks from such systems are directed to networks and servers controlled by criminals, who can thereby infuse malicious codes into legitimate webpages or can redirect a request for authentic website to a bogus and malicious one.

Trojan-Downloader.Zlob.Media-Codec, that was detected to account for 2.63% of the malicious traffic in June 2009, made it up to the third spot in the top-ten malicious codes' list. Trojan-Downloader.Zlob.Media-Codec conceals itself as necessary upgrade software for Windows Media Player in order to view adult videos on the Internet. It contains malicious codes downloading a Trojan.Zlob's variant that is the main code responsible for Rogue Antispyware Programs like SpyFalcon Winfixer, SpywareQuake, etc.

Fourth and fifth positions were given to Trojan.1 (at 2.62%) and BehavesLike.Win32.Malware (v) (at 2.59%) respectively in the top ten list released by Sunbelt.

Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen (v) (2.19%), PersonalAntivirus (1.52%) were placed at six and seventh spots respectively in the list, while INF.Autorun (v) (1.45%) was at the eighth position.

Trojan-Spy.Win32.Pophot.gen stood ninth and was recorded to account for 1.40% of the total malicious detections in the month of June. Win32.Cekar.E could only make it to the tenth position, though it also generated an equal amount of malicious detections i.e. 1.40%.

Related article: Sunbelt Software’s Release List of Top Ten Malware for September 2008

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