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Malware Rising: Trojans Dominate Rankings, Study Finds

Trojans designed to steal account credentials and drain bank accounts comprise the bulk of malware infections, according to a new threat report.

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Millions Of New Malware Strains Daily

There were 27 million new strains of malware created in 2012, according to an analysis of 2012 threats and vulnerabilities conducted by Madrid, Spain-based Panda Labs. The company's latest threat report said it is detecting about 74,000 strains of malware daily, most of which are generated by financially motivated cybercriminals. Panda said it currently maintains a total of 125 million classified malware samples. The goal of most cybercriminal attack campaigns is to steal account credentials, harvesting them to gain access to sensitive data, conduct identity fraud or raid bank accounts.

 
 
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