Highlights for McAfees Q2 Threats Report

Today, McAfee
released the McAfee
Threats Report: Second Quarter 2011,
which focuses on the latest facts
and trends of malware, cybercriminal activity, and knowledge-based
authentication. The report is
24 pages in length, so we have compiled the highlights for you to be able to
apply to your fraud
prevention solutions

  • Malware targeted at Android devices jumped 76%
    since last quarter
  • Most attacked mobile operating system
  • 2011 busiest ever first half of a year ever: 12
    million unique malware samples
  • 22% increase over 2010
  • First-ever appearance of Mac fake AV (fake
  • Significant uptick in rootkits
  • 65 million malware samples in McAfees database
  • Estimated it will reach 75 million by years end
  • Stealth malware* is demonstrating recent steady
    growth: up almost 38% over 2010
  • SPAM is at historic low levels
  • Cybercriminals are purchasing bulk lists of
    emails. See graphic.

*Stealth malware is the tactic of hiding
malware in a rootkit, which is used by cybercriminals to make it harder to
detect and more persistent.

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