McAfee a new threat appears every quarter of a second

Q2 Threats Report: Malware statistics that appear on a daily basis are worrying, as reportedly a new threat appears every quarter of a second. In other words, 240 malware changes every minute.

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Cyber ​​criminals were very busy in the second quarter of 2014, which has an increase of 1% in the number of malware, compared to the first three months of the year.

According to a report recently released by McAfee, it contains collected in the second quarter of 2014, the number of new threats increased to over 31 million samples. The number is the most the company has recorded in a single quarter.

700.000 of these were designed for mobile platforms. The total number of mobile threats recorded by its systems McAfee increased by 17%, breaking the 4,5 million barrier.

But the exhibition also brings some good news, as its new samples they scored an important one in the second quarter. A total of 63.857 were detected, and while that's still a big number, it's 63% lower than the new ransomware found in the first quarter.

The number of new rootkits, on the other hand, seems to have remained stagnant (reaches 100.000), compared to the previous quarter. The company informs that a bootkit family, called Gupboot, is responsible for this large number of samples.

However McAfee provides for an increase in this type of threat when cybercriminals learn how to bypass system protection with 64-bit architecture.

Another type of threat that has been growing in the second quarter of the year is malware with digitally signing executable files. That threat exceeded three million new samples, according to the latest information from McAfee.

Attacks (DoS) παραμένουν η προτιμώμενη against networks by cybercriminals, and the country that hosts the most Phishing URLs are the United States, with an 50% of all malicious URLs.

The US is also the country most hosted spam domains in the 2 quarter of 2014, representing 42% of the total number. The second place, with 33%, is the United Kingdom.

The most active botnet appears to be Dapato, also known as Carberp, responsible for spreading a large number of infections.

McAfee Q2 Threats Report

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