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Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:28

Malware instances down in first half of 2016: claim

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Security company Webroot claims that the number of instances of malware per user has fallen by 16% from 2015 to the first half of 2016.

The company made the claim in its quarterly threat trends report for the first six months of 2016 which was issued overnight.

Despite the drop in malware instances, Webroot said that the attacks which were taking place were more sophisticated and lasted for less time.

However, on one front, there was an upsurge with the number of malicious Android apps expected to grow by a factor of five in 2016, compared to the previous year.

Category-wise, the malicious apps fell into tools (29%), games (26%), entertainment (17%), work/business (8%), communication (7%) and others (13%).

The report said that Google and Wells Fargo were the most heavily targeted technology and banking companies respectively for phishing attacks, with the latter targeted more than 10 times as often in June than in January.

Webroot said that as far as malicious URLs were concerned, the US now hosted more than 40%. Germany's share was increasing while China's share was falling.

As far as the origin of malicious IPs went, nearly 50% were associated with China, India or Vietnam.

Webroot is based in Colorado and has offices in Dublin and Sydney.


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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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