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27% of all malware variants in history were created in 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: February 16, 2016 in Industry News

Last year was a record year for malware, according to a new report from Panda Security, with more than 84 million new malware samples collected over the course of the year.

That averages out to around 230,000 new malware samples a day, said Luis Corrons, technical director of Panda’s PandaLabs unit. Or 27 percent of all malware ever created.

Trojans continued to account for the main bulk of malware, at 51.45 percent, followed by viruses at 22.79 percent, worms at 13.22 percent, potentially unwanted programs such as adware at 10.71 percent and cases of spyware at 1.83 percent.

 

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