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Malware Infections Grew Over Twofold Between 2013 and 2014; PandaLabs

PandaLabs the security company has just released a report which states that 2014 saw two times more malware infections in comparison with 2013, published betanews.com dated March 2, 2015.

Throughout its past period, PandaLabs detected an aggregate of 220m malware strains, with 34% of the total malicious programs ever developed being during 2014. Indeed in 2014, Panda Security spotted a mean of 200,000 fresh malicious programs each day. It maybe said that 2014 was the year when huge cyber-assaults occurred, with certain largest corporate houses globally becoming victimized with large-scale data hacks.

Fascinatingly, the most prevalent malware continue to be Trojans surpassing greatly other malware samples. Indeed during 2014, Trojans contributed nearly 70% to the total fresh malware created, with other malware following like viruses at 12.33%, less prevalent other malware at 10%, worms at 6% and spyware or adware at 3%. Amongst the Trojans released in 2014, CryptoLocker worked as a highly damaging one, PandaLabs' report reveals.

Also, according to Technical Director Luis Corrons of PandaLabs, CryptoLocker behaved as an extremely nasty strain of malware that struck end-users during 2014. It is a ransomware that locks users' files and demands arbitrary fees for unlocking the same, Corrons explains. Virtual-strategy.com published this dated March 2, 2015.

Actually, the total number of malicious programs spotted between 2013 and 2014 showed a 2.5 times increase, a massive amount, and it's apprehended that this tendency would remain.

Corrons thinks 2015 will be a year of battle. According to him, being in existence within a world of Internet connection; everybody currently is exposed to online assaults like never before. So this year will have increased security threats when both home and corporate end-users require getting ready for dealing with them. Here, the question is not if these end-users' security will get weakened, however, it's one of how and when, thus within such a circumstance, prevention is vital, the expert concludes. Betanews.com published this.

Companies, advises Panda Security, should raise their security in 2015 by locking data on POS (point-of-sale) systems, updating all vulnerable applications, and enhancing tracking down efforts for better identifying a problem's originating point.

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