Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trojans are fastest-growing data-stealing malware

Most of the rise in cybercrime can be linked to data-stealing malware, and trojans are the fastest growing category, according to a report released Monday by Trend Micro.
For example, in 2007, 52 percent of data-stealing malware were trojans; in 2008, that number increased to 87 percent, according to the report, titled Focus Report: Data Stealing Malware.

As of the first quarter of 2009, 93 percent of data-stealing malware were trojans.

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