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Malware Quietly Reaching 'Epidemic' Levels
Written by Daniel   
Saturday, 19 January 2008 13:06
New reports say malware increased by a factor of five to 10 in 2007

JANUARY 16, 2008 | 5:40 PM
By Tim Wilson
Site Editor, Dark Reading

Everybody knew it was bad, but few knew it was this bad.

In separate studies released yesterday, two research firms now say that malware increased between 500 percent and 1,000 percent in 2007, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
"The number of new strains of malware that appeared in 2007 increased tenfold with respect to the previous year," said PandaLabs, Panda Security's research arm, in a report issued yesterday. "Over the last year, PandaLabs has received an average of more than 3,000 new strains of malware every day. This represents a malware epidemic which -- although silent, with little media coverage and no widespread alerts -- is nevertheless dangerous."... [More]  [Comments]

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