Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2012 shows significant growth of malware targeting Mac and Android

Kaspersky Lab has released its annual Kaspersky Security Bulletin, which provides the overall malware and cyber-threat statistics for 2012 based on the data from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN).

According to this report, Kaspersky Lab’s products blocked more than 3 billion local infections on users’ computers and blocked more than 1.5 billion web-based in year 2012 which is 1.7 times greater than year 2011.

The report revealed that 99 per cent of all mobile malware detected was designed for the Android platform and more than 35,000 malicious Android programs were detected this year which is 6 times greater than year 2011. Mac-specified malware was detected continues to grow at 30 per cent if compared with last year. Oracle Java was the most popular vulnerable application targeted by cyber criminals in 2012. The application accounted for 50% of all detected exploit-based attacks targeting vulnerabilities. Adobe Reader ranked second and accounted for 28% of all incidents.

Kaspersky Lab also said it detects and blocks more than 200,000 new malicious programs every day, a significant increase from the first half of 2012, when 125,000 malicious programs were detected and blocked each day on average.

by Alice Lee

Author: Terry KS

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