CyberSafety is a blog about IT security and how to keep safe online. Produced by the communication office at Panda Security (South Africa), the blog looks at internet threats -- from viruses and worms to spam and botnets -- and the technology and strategies being developed to protect PC users from these threats.
Developments in Cyber-crime, Cyberwarfare and AI mark the first quarter of 2017, as indicated by PandaLabs Q1 Report. The Report by Panda Security’s malware resource facility identifies prominent tactics, attack methods and shifts in the industry.
2016 kicked off with more than 20 million new samples of malware detected and neutralised by PandaLabs – an average of 227,000 per day. This figure is slightly higher than that of 2015, which saw around 225,000 per day.
Throughout 2016, we’ve seen how the number of new malware has been slightly lower than in 2015 — about 200,000 new samples of malware per day on average — however attacks have become more effective. (more…)