Trojans Reign Supreme in 2017

Tara Seals | March 13, 2018

Trojans Reign Supreme in 2017
Trojans are still the No. 1 malware threat, with Russia accounting for the most Trojan targets and receiving the most malware attacks overall in 2017. Geopolitics, meanwhile, seemed to guide major malware campaigns during the year. That’s according to the Comodo Threat Research Lab's Global Malware Report 2017, which also found that Trojans were detected in 225 countries in 2017, with Russia receiving 9% of all Trojan detections. Russia also led the world in backdoors and worm detections, while the US, the second-most targeted country for malware, led the world in application threats, including unsafe and unwanted applications, viruses and packer malware. Interestingly, backdoor threats were up in the fourth quarter, while other malware patterns remained even or declined. Meanwhile, online services and technology were the top two most-targeted verticals

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