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Windows 7: Malware levels 71% higher than in 2008.

20 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

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Malware levels 71% higher than in 2008.

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Symantec have done research that indicates that malware and virus attacks by criminals have risen to record highs. Their survey suggests that they are racking up an incredible 100 attacks every second on computers worldwide.

On PCs there’s one attack every 4½ seconds and the overall levels of malware are 71% higher than in 2008.

Symantec say that this means that 51% of all the viruses, trojans and malware they have ever seen first appeared during 2009, with almost 2.9 million new malicious items detected during the period.

The company also reported a large rise in cyber-attack toolkits available to buy online…
Some of the kits were available for free, said Mr Osborne but others cost a lot of money. One, called Zeus, was available for around $700 (£458) and many had become so successful that their creators now offer telephone support for those who cannot get them to work.
New trends are appearing too including a sharp increase in attacks on the developing world, as internet infrastructure and PC usage becomes more commonplace there.

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Malware levels 71% higher than in 2008 | Windows 7 News

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20 Apr 2010   #2

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Not suprising given how much we do financially on the computer nowadays and how many of the older malware are now extinct due to the influx of security apps. I'm sure it'll continue, I'm just hoping most of it effects IE If it ever does get unbearable I can always switch back to OS X.
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