PandaLabs:Report on the dissemination of malicious software for the I quarter
April 9, 2009, 5:40 pm
Laboratory PandaLabs for the detection and analysis of threats issued a report on the situation with malware in the first quarter of 2009. According to the report, for the first quarter of 2009, the proportion among the Trojans Malware is 73%. Nevertheless, one of the major trends identified in the report is the growing number of spyware, of which the first three months of this year has increased from 2, 5% (data for the fourth quarter of 2008) to 13, and 15%. In some cases, cyber-criminals have been successful, as in the case of spyware Virtumonde, which infected more computers than any other malicious code in the first quarter of 2009. This malicious program combines elements of adware and spyware, which monitors the Internet activity of users, poddelyvaya the results of search engines, displaying banner ads, pop-ups and stuff. Taiwan is still the region where the highest percentage of active malicious software (31, 7%). Close to the Brazil and Turkey. They occupy the second and third places, respectively, overtaking Spain and the United States. In turn, Mexico has decreased the number of active malicious software (17, 95%), the level of which decreased by 10% compared to 24, 87%, which was recorded on the basis of the whole of 2008. Russia in this list is the 13-line with the level of approximately 16%. Although Conficker the worm first appeared in 2008, this type of threat is most concerned IT-security company in the first three months of this year, because during the period from December 2008 to January 2009 has led to huge the number of infections. PandaLabs Quarterly Report also contains information about other threats, which led to a separate account. For example, the worm Waledac, who showed himself greatly during the St. Valentine`s Day, malicious programs in social networks and critical vulnerabilities that were discovered during the first three months of this year. Full version of the report can be read here.