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Kido Still Manages to be the Leading Malware Producer in April 2010

A prominent developer of secure content management solutions, Kaspersky Lab, has come up with its Monthly Malware Statistics for April 2010. Kido continues to rule the list of malware and attacked overall 330,025 systems during April 2010.

Kido is also called Conficker or Downadup worm. Interestingly, Kido circulates through Windows RPC Server Service flaw. Once the system is infected, the worm disables Windows update and makes several anti-virus websites inaccessible so that the user cannot disinfect the system.

At number two position is Virus.Win32.Sality.aa which attacked 208,219 systems. It is a virus that can install spyware, adware and other malware threats into a targeted system.

Further, the remaining malware on the list are NetWorm.Win32.Kido.ih, Net-Worm.Win32.Kido.iq, and Worm.Win32.FlyStudio.cu, standing at third, fourth and fifth positions and having attacked 183,527, 172,517 and 125,714 systems respectively.

Moreover, Virut.ce's slow but consistent rise towards the top five is another interesting fact disclosed in the list. In the last three months, it has reached seventh place from the tenth position, and in April only, it was neutralized on more than 70,000 systems.

Besides, April 2010 witness the entry of four new malware. Two of which (7th and 12th positions) are just another variants of CVE-2010-0806 exploit observed by Kaspersky in March 2010. These are Exploit.JS.CVE-2010-0806.i and Exploit.JS.CVE-2010-0806.e. The other two (at 14th and 18th positions) are trojans that have direct association with the CVE-2010-0806 exploit. They are Trojan.JS.Agent.bhr and Trojan.JS.Zapchast.dj and hit almost 36795 and 30167 systems respectively.

In addition, for the past two months Gumblar.x has been dominating the Top Twenty malicious programs on the Internet. Surprisingly, it was not noticed in April after its activity reduced drastically. This Gumblar.x attack began in February 2010, targeting almost 45,000 systems and disappeared swiftly just after two months in April 2010.

Finally, the country that suffered a huge loss by malware in April 2010 was China, with 22% of malware attacks. It was followed by Russia (17%), USA (10%), India (4%) and Germany (4%).

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