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Amount of new malware strains more than doubled in second half of 2014

2015/05/20

Softpedia - (International) G Data researchers found that in the second half of 2014, hackers increased their malware threats as the amount of new strains grew to 125 percent, with the most prevalent being adware variants, which accounted for 31.4 percent of all threats. Researchers also determined that Vawtrak was the predominant banking trojan and focused on targets in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, in addition to new targets in France and Russia.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Amount-of-New-Malware-Strains-More-than-Doubled-in-Second-Half-of-2014-481773.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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