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Kaspersky LabAccording to Kaspersky Lab’s analysis report, in 2013, the number of malware for Android has reached its absolute peak.

In late January 2014 in the Google Play experts found 200 thousand unique samples of malicious software for mobile platforms.

For the Android platform, there are over 10 million malicious applications, noted Kaspersky Lab experts, in its latest report. According to them, the end of January 2014 in Google Play and other resources they have found 200 thousand unique samples of malware for mobile platforms, which was masked as normal applications. It is worth noting that in November last year, the figure was less than 34% – 148 thousand samples. (more…)

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Third Quarter Threats Report Identifies Android Malware That Bypasses App Validation as Signed PC Malware Continues to Surge; Bitcoin Popular in Illicit Trade and Cybercrime

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 20, 2013 – McAfee Labs today released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Third Quarter 2013, which found new efforts to circumvent digital signature app validation on Android-based devices. The McAfee Labs team identified a new family of mobile malware that allows an attacker to bypass the digital signature validation of apps on Android devices, which contributed to a 30 percent increase in Android-based malware. At the same time, traditional malware signed with digital signatures grew by 50 percent to more than 1.5 million samples. Less surprising but no less daunting was a 125 percent increase in spam. (more…)

McAfee logoAnalysts McAfee Labs reports record increase in the rate of propagation of malicious software over the past 4 years.

McAfee has published a regular review of security threats McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2012. Analysts McAfee Labs reports record increase in the rate of propagation of malicious software over the past 4 years.

In the second quarter of 2012 was found on 1.5 million more threats than in the first. In addition, the new species have been identified, such as “passing loading” and mobile applications-extortionists. McAfee Labs analysts state growth rate of species threatened by over 100,000 samples per day. (more…)

McAfee: report about threats

McAfee logoYesterday, McAfee released report about threats for of the second quarter 2012. According to the report, this increase in the number of detected malicious program has not been seen for four years. McAfee Labs found 1.5 million more malware than in the first quarter of 2012, and faced with new kinds of security threats, “drive-by downloads” and programs-extortionists for mobile devices, and the use of Twitter to manage mobile botnets.

Using their own methods of analysis and study of threats, McAfee Labs stated rapid replenishment of its “zoo” threats of malware of various kinds. The number of malicious programs has grown at a rate of approximately 100,000 samples each day. In the report, McAfee identified the main types of malware, pose a threat to a large number of users across the world. (more…)