Malware creation breaks all records! 160,000 new samples every day

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Malware creation has broken all records during this period, with a figure of more than 15 million new samples, and more than 160,000 new samples appearing every day, according to Panda Security. Trojans are still the most abundant type of new malware, accounting for 71.85% of new samples created during Q1. ...

FBI: BlackShades Infected Half-Million Computers

Monday, May 19th, 2014

More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide. Authorities said 97 people suspected of using or distributing the malicious software called BlackShades have ...

Zeus malware found with valid digital certificate

Friday, April 4th, 2014

A recently discovered variant of the Zeus banking Trojan was found to use a legitimate digital signature to avoid detection from Web browsers and anti-virus systems. Security vendor Comodo reported Thursday finding the variant 200 times while monitoring and analyzing data from users of its Internet security system. The variant includes ...

Researchers discover credential-stealing Unix-based server botnet

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Dubbed Operation Windigo, the attack has been ongoing for more than two and a half years and has compromised as many as 25,000 servers at one time, anti-virus vendor ESET said Tuesday. Systems infected with the backdoor Trojan are used in stealing credentials, redirecting Web traffic to malicious content and ...

20% of all malware ever created appeared in 2013

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

According to the latest PandaLabs report, malware creation hit a new milestone. In 2013 alone, cyber-criminals created and distributed 20 percent of all malware that has ever existed, with a total of 30 million new malicious strains in circulation, at an average of 82,000 per day. Despite Trojans have continued to ...

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