Monday, January 4, 2010

Sunbelt Software Announces Top 10 Malware Threats for December

These threats are classified moderate to severe based on method of installation among other criteria established by SunbeltLabs. The majority of these threats propagate through stealth installations or social engineering.

The top 10 most prevalent malware threats for the month of December are:

1. Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 18.69%

2. Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen 6.23%

3. Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0 4.09%

4. Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen (v) 3.31%

5. Trojan.ASF.Wimad (v) 2.42%

6. Fast Browser Search 2.40%

7. Trojan.Win32.Malware 2.23%

8. INF.Autorun (v) 1.62%

9. BehavesLike.Win32.Malware (v) 1.18%

10. Trojan.Malware 0.94%

Malicious operators use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to lure victims to malicious sites that download Trojans. These sites place in the top hits in many online search engines when Internet surfers search for current news topics.

Some of the most dangerous web searches in December were:

-- "Brittany Murphy" (leads to redirect sites selling rogues)

-- "chromium os download" (leads to rogue download sites)

-- "New Year's Parades"

--"Tiger Woods car crash" (sites offer videos with Trojanized video


-- "Tiger Woods rumors"


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