Thursday, November 26, 13:31
Home security What are the most popular types of malware?

What are the most popular types of malware?

Researchers are looking for the most common types of malware.

In investigating malicious activities, cyberspace researchers focus mainly on three types of malware: Trojans (25%), backdoors (24%) and malware installers (23%).

LimeRAT Trojan-excel malware

This is according to data collected by security company Kaspersky, the most popular malware.

However, Trojans are said to be by far the most common type of malware, with backdoors and dropper accounting for only 7% and 3% of all malicious files respectively.

Although there is a discrepancy between the search volume and the number of events, Kaspersky believes there is a logical explanation. According to the company, many attacks are ruled out by endpoint products - and therefore do not require further analysis. Threats that are less common, meanwhile, require further research.

"We have noticed that the number of free requests to Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal for virus control or tracks code introduced to others programs, is extremely low - less than one percent, but is traditionally one of the most common threats identified by endpoint solutions, "said Denis Parinov, deputy head of Threats Monitoring and Heuristic Detection.

"This threat is repetitive and encrypts its code in other files, which can lead to a large number of malicious cases. files in an infected system. As we can see, viruses rarely interest them researchers, most likely because they lack innovation compared to other threats. "


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Teo Ehc
Teo Ehc
Be the limited edition.


Belden: Network device maker under cyber attack!

The manufacturer of network devices "Belden" was attacked by cyber, as a result of which the hackers behind it stole files containing information ...

Zero-day error in Windows 7 and Server 2008 receives free patch

A local rights scaling vulnerability (LPE) affecting all Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 devices has received a free and temporary ...

Phishing / email hacks: The most commonly reported scams in the US and the UK

According to security researchers, phishing attacks and social media / email hacks are the most frequently reported attacks in the US and ...

Ritzau: The news agency refuses to pay ransomware gang

Ritzau, the largest independent news agency in Denmark founded in 1866 by Erik Ritzau, ...

Microsoft fixes an error on the Xbox website

Microsoft has fixed an error on the Xbox website that could allow some hackers to link the tags ...

Elon Musk: The 2nd richest man in the world. Beat Bill Gates!

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and co-founder of SpaceX, surpassed Bill Gates and became the 2nd richest man in ...

Sopra Steria: Loss of 50 million euros from ransomware attack

The giant French company IT Sopra Steria stated today in an official announcement that the ransomware Ryuk attack that was accepted in October will ...

Interpol: Three members of the hacking group "TMT" arrested in Nigeria!

Interpol announced that three Nigerians who allegedly belong to a hacking group were arrested yesterday in Nigeria and specifically in the capital ...

Mac: How to disable Favicons in Safari

Apple has decided that in Safari 14.0 and later versions it will display the favicons on the tabs. You do not like this ...

Android: How to enable dark mode

Dark Mode is a function in mobile and desktop operating systems that changes the user interface to a dark background. Many...