323K Malware Files Are Detected Daily

Ever wonder how much malware is being detected daily? In 2016, that number is 323,000 as detected by Kaspersky Lab. This is an increase of 13,000 from the amount in 2015, and a significant jump from the 70,000 files per day identified in 2011. “We determined this year’s malware growth was mostly caused by a huge increase in the number of downloaders distributed via email,” said Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky, head of the anti-malware team at Kaspersky Lab. “In most cases these downloaders deliver ransomware on the attacked machines. In 2016, the number of these malicious programs was 3.6 times bigger than in 2015—the result of a cybercriminal’s efforts to hide malware from detection by security solutions. In addition, our constantly improving machine-learning technologies allow us to detect and discover even unknown…

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