Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Press release: Adware Program Takes Lead Position In Malicious Program Top Twenty

...The Hybrid Malware Threat Becomes Evermore Prevalent In 2008 With Trojan-Downloader/Virtumonde Attacks...


Kaspersky Lab, a leading provider of security solutions that protect against viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, crimeware, rootkits, phishing, hacker attacks and spam, today reported that for the first time an adware program - not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.gen - has topped the Online Scanner Top Twenty. The proliferation of the Virtumonde.gen family of programs has been assisted by Trojan-Downloaders, which, together with other types of Trojan, continue to dominate the overall threat landscape for home and business users alike.
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