160,000 new malware samples appear each day
Posted on 02.09.2014
Malware is still being created at the record levels reached in the previous quarter: 15 million new samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day, according to Panda Security.


Trojans, once again, have accounted for more infections (62.8%) than any other type of malware, although this figure is lower than the previous quarter (79.90%).

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are in second place with 24.77% of infections, underlining how these techniques are now being used massively. A long way behind came adware/spyware (7.09%), viruses (2.68%) and worms (2.66%).

The global infection rate during the second quarter of 2014 was 36.87%, a significant rise on recent periods, thanks largely to the proliferation of PUPs. Country by country, China once again had the most infections, with a rate of 51.05%, followed by Peru (44.34%) and Turkey (44.12%).


Itís clear from this ranking that the regions with the highest levels of infections are Asia and Latin America. Spain also has an infection rate above the global average with 37.67%.

On the other hand, Europe is the area with the lowest infection rate, with nine countries ranked among the least infected countries. Sweden (22.13%), Norway (22.26%) and Germany (22.88%) had the lowest rates while Japan, with an infection rate of 24.21%, was the only non-European country in the top ten of this ranking.





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