December 2011

Three New Malware Threats

As Calendar Year 2011 draws to a close, the malware creators are busier than ever. The number of new viruses, Trojans, and rogue security programs continues to increase at an exponential rate. The last two months of the year have seen more new malware samples than any previous two-month period in history.

Three of these recent entrants in the malware arena are particularly troubling, for two reasons: They are spreading quickly, and they are using sophisticated techniques to thwart attempts to detect and remove them.