One in three PCs are infected with malware
DESPITE A DROP in overall infection rates, nearly one out of every three PCs carries malware, according to Panda Labs.
The security firm said that overall some 32 percent of users it surveyed in 2012 were infected with malware, down from 38 percent in 2011. China was the most infected country with some 54 per cent of systems infected. South Korea was second, followed by Taiwan, Turkey and Honduras.
Despite the overall drop, researchers found that certain attack techniques became more popular with cyber criminals. Trojans made up 76 percent of attacks in 2012, up from 66 percent the previous year. "It seems that cyber criminals have managed to infect more computers with Trojans this year than in previous years," the company said.
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