15 million new malware samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day, according to the latest report from Panda Security.
Trojans are still the most common type of malware, accounting for 58.20% of newly created threats; this is notably lower than the percentage recorded in the previous quarter said the report. This, however, is not so much due to a drop in number of new Trojans rather to a substantial increase in PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).
Over recent months the security company has witnessed a significant increase in the creation of software bundlers, programs that install PUPs on computers along with the programs that the user actually wants to install - without asking for the user’s consent.
Although these bundlers have been around for some time, new companies have sprung up who exploit these programs and profit from installing unwanted software without properly informing the user.
When it comes to worldwide stats, China (51%) had the highest...
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