Last week Panda Security International released the Panda Labs Report 2015, among the key findings is that over 25% of all malware ever produced was created in 2015, a worrying statistic that is likely indicative of things to come in 2016.
Here is a roundup of the Panda Labs Report.
- New malware samples increased by over 10% in 2015.
- Trojans, PUPs and Ransomware most destructive malware.
- China remains the top most targeted country in the world, with Nordic countries registering as the least targeted.
Panda Labs detected and neutralised more than 84 million new malware samples, indicative of over 230,000 new malware samples created daily, and a total of 304 million samples seen in 2015.
Trojans accounted for 60.3% of infections followed by PUPs at 28.98%, of these infections Ransomware was seen to be the most common form of attack.
In light of the findings the Report highlights the following likely trends for 2016.
- Use of Exploit kits
- Increases in Malware
- Direct attacks
- Malware for Android
- Mobile payment platforms
- Internet of Things
- Attacks on Critical Infrastructure
- Need for Threat Intelligence for business
For more detail the full report can be found here