2017 in Figures: The Exponential Growth of Malware

2017 was especially hectic for cybercrime, especially when it comes to malware and its offshoots. The increased number of attacks and, above all, the professionalization of the techniques used by cybercriminals has been at the root of malware’s exponential proliferation. In 2017 alone (according to data collected up to September 20), PandaLabs registered 15,107,232 different malware files that we had …

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PandaLabs identifies 227,000 malware samples per day in the first quarter of 2016

PandaLabs, Panda Security’s laboratory, outlined in this report the main cyber-security developments over the first months in 2016, showing statistics of malware and cyber-attacks in the first quarter of 2016. The amount of malware created continues to break records, with more than 20 million new samples identified, an average of 227,000 per day. Cyber-crime does not stop Cyber-criminals continue attacking without …