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2014 Emsisoft Malwarelympics

2014 EMSISOFT Malwarelympics powered by Emsisoft Anti-Malware Top malware hosting countries by total quantity of sites T Area 51 Troy Top malware categories by worldwide infection rate 10.3 % Trojans 2 3 4.7% Worms 896 000 3.9% Exploits 294 000 111 000 2.7% Downloaders RANSOMWARE ALERT! 2.5% Password Stealers Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A aka "Cryptolocker" & Backdoors USA Once encryption of the data is complete, decryption is not feasible! 2.1% Viruses (1! Most targeted OS >64% RUSSIA Most malware infections by country Windows 0000 IRAN GERMANY 200,000 - 250,000 New malware samples TURKEY 2012: 30,000-50,000 processed by Emsisoft per day By the end of 2013... 20 846 000 an estimated malware attacks failed at infecting a system running Emsisoft 22% 20% own a computer! of the global population own a smartphone or mobile device Mobile malware exploded from 2012 to 2013 by more than +600% Most common methods of infection Exploits/software vulnerabilitiesX Manually installed/ social engineering 500 third party app stores delivering malicious apps Dropped by another infection 689 Internet downloads 92% of known mobile malware is targeting Android, exploiting vulnerabilities in mobile payment (e.g. premium SMS) etc. Drive-by infections Email attachments Sources: Research Lab, Google Transparency Report, Microsoft SIR, Juniper Reports, BI Research

2014 Emsisoft Malwarelympics

shared by emsisoft on Feb 24
With its viruses, Trojans and rootkits, the malware scene establishes new world records faster than any Olympic athlete. We have been monitoring and analyzing the spread of malware all year long. ...




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