10 Trending Cyberthreat Attacks In 2013

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AutoRun Malware

AutoRun malware, a longstanding threat targeting Microsoft PCs using malware on thumb drives, doubled at the start of the year, according to McAfee. Microsoft addressed the issue years ago, but it continues to target PCs that haven't been patched with the latest security updates.

Security vendor Kaspersky Lab recently analyzed two new JavaScript worms that are both designed to spread using AutoRun functionality. Once a corporate network is infected, the worms are difficult to wipe out, according to Kaspersky lab, because they quickly spread by copying themselves into the root folders of logical volumes of removable storage media and network disks.


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