back to article 158 new malware created EVERY MINUTE

Malware monitors PandaLabs says 227,747 new malware samples are released every day. The findings from its recent survey found 20 million samples were created in the third quarter of 2014. Three quarters of infections were trojans while only 9 percent were viruses and 4 percent worms. The number of trojans rose 13 percent …

  1. Sebastian A
    Paris Hilton


    "including the so-called celebgate, where nude photos of actresses and models hosted on Apple’s iCloud service were leaked"

    Yeah no that wasn't "celebgate" but nice try at revising history to be a bit less crass. It'll always be called "The fappening".

  2. P. Lee Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    In other news

    A security vendor links massive but inconsequential increases in one area with unrelated but credible threats in another arena.

    Sorry, I'm still not afraid.

    Don't put precious/compromising data online, do use a vpn, do use two-factor authentication, do use least-privilege access principles, do map-out and minimise your attack vectors, do pay for your employee's smartphone/tablet and lock it down.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I can write a malware right now, in BBC BASIC. Don't actually run this, though.

    10 BORK PC

    20 END

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Syntax error.

      Congrats: assuming you were writing for a BBC Micro, you tried to write malware on a wide-open, insecure platform and managed to trigger one of its few protection mechanism. Bravo.


POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021