Malware today? Same as it ever was

Posted by Dylan Sachs

Mon, Oct 04, 2010

Much talk has come about lately about how many new malware variants are being created on a daily basis.  McAfee’s mid-year report states that 54,800 unique malware samples are created daily, and PandaLabs recently reported that 57,000 new malware sites are created every day to host them.  While these numbers are the highest in history, there is a caveat that most people overlook: “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics”. While statistics often help illustrate scope or scale, they need to be considered in context.

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Topics: Malware, Phishing, Internet Threats, Here You Have

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