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BitDefender Presents Latest Malware Report

BitDefender the security company, which recently was awarded, predicts that there'll be a 23% expansion in malware during 2012 counting to 90,000,000 strains of bad software, nearly 17m more compared to that at 2011-end.

An e-threats analyst at BitDefender, Bogdan Botezatu states that the company's research paper peeps into the developing scenario of malicious software and the ways through which Twitter and Facebook, the social-networking websites will play a role in disseminating malicious programs. Notably, during 2012, malware will grow explosively, chiefly due to the dissemination as well as increasing attraction towards social-networking websites, Botezatu analyzes. ARN reported this on January 20, 2012.

Furthermore, the report states that among all malicious programs, Win32.Worm.Downadup and Trojan.Autorun.Inf were most dominant. These malware, though sourced to the Windows XP epoch, yet sustained their positions despite application of patches or operating system revisions for resolving security problems that these exploited. Moreover, the three most widespread malware threats during H2-2011 were Trojan.AutorunInf, Win32.Worm.Downadup, and Exploit.CplLnk, respectively.

Another prominent forecast made in BitDefender's paper is that fresh malware accompanied with online fraud will receive boost via increasing social networks which will be continuously plagued with security problems as well as misplaced trust amidst surfers browsing them.

Meanwhile, all through H2-2011, data breaches continued because of the Anonymous hackers' gang as well as its satellite cabals. Their attacks targeted mainly Tiroler, RIM, Adidas, Nexon, Gebietskrankenkasse, etc. Further, there was close scrutiny of corporate trust, after the H1-2011 DigiNotar incident subjected unwitting Internet-users to an enormous phishing scam, which utilized captured digital certificates created to cater to government agencies and major institutions like the Israeli Secret Service - Mossad, CIA, Tor, and Google.

But, BitDefender also outlined the Android malicious program in its report. This one will increase exponentially during 2012, it states.

Importantly, the malware scenario report prepared based on detections, eliminations and blockages of 2011 globally, as well contains an overview of the Top Ten malicious programs of the year. Lastly, the report takes a look at hacktivism, digital certificate exploitation, as well as shows that 75.1% of the total e-mail traffic globally was spam during 2011.

Related article: BitDefender Releases March malware List

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