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PandaLabs’ Security Report for Q2-2011

PandaLabs the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, on July 6, 2011, released its Security Report for Q2-2011, examining the incidences and events of IT security between April and June 2011. The Sacramento Bee published this in news on July 6, 2011.

Reportedly, during Q2-2011 i.e. April-June 2011, there has been a considerable increase in all types of malware, when PandaLabs noted 42 fresh strains of malware being designed each minute. For another time, the maximum number of fresh malicious trends comprised Trojans, accounting for almost 70% of the entire malicious software developed, with viruses and worms following at 16% and 12% respectively.

In general, Trojans accounted for 69% of all contaminations during Q2-2011, with viruses and worms again following at 10% and 8.53% respectively. Adware that merely accounted for 1.37% of the total malicious programs were behind over 9% of all contaminations, suggesting the considerable exertion malware authors put for pushing this vicious software. Rogue anti-virus applications or rogueware that belong to the adware family, also kept on rising.

Significantly, the above results demonstrate the large effort and interest cyber-criminals took for promoting the said wares. Understandably, rogueware tools are largely cost-effective since the criminals merely require disseminating them while stay put before end-users begin dispatching them payments.

Meanwhile, among the twenty nations which have had the highest number of infections, China, Thailand and Taiwan continued to remain on the first 3 positions. And nations that were least infected included Sweden, Switzerland and Norway, observed PandaLabs.

Statistically, the report reveals China accounting for 61.33% of the entire lot of PCs infected followed with Thailand at 56.67%, Taiwan at 52.92% and Turkey at 51.75%. The worldwide mean rated at 39.79%. Moreover, Sweden was the least malware infected country at 27.29%, while Switzerland was at 29.02%, Norway at 29.13% and Germany at 30.96%.

Furthermore, PandaLabs elaborated each and every well-known attack of cyber-criminals in its report such as LulzSec group and so on. Like every time, the security company recommended users that they should make sure that there was sufficient protection on their PCs. CSO published this in news on July 6, 2011.

Related article: PandaLabs Report Discusses Movie Trojan and Other Worms

» SPAMfighter News - 12-07-2011

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