October Malware: INF/Autorun Tops Stats Globally, HTML/Iframe.B Goes No. 1 in Europe
In October, INF/Autorun was the top-most occurring malware worldwide - for the sixth month in a row. With a 5.30% infection rate globally it also placing second on the malware stats in Europe with a 3.66% infection rate. ESET malware statistics based on ESET LiveGrid® - a cloud-based malware collection system utilizing data from users of ESET solutions - has put HTML/Iframe.B in second spot worldwide with 4.41%, while the European infection rate put it in the top spot with 3.75%. HTML/ScrInject.B was third in Europe with 3.65%., placing fourth wordlwide with a 3.09% infection rate.
INF/Autorun describes a variety of malware using the file autorun.inf as a way of compromising a PC. This file contains information on programs meant to run automatically when removable media (often USB flash drives) are accessed by a Windows PC user. HTML/ScrInject.B is a generic detection of HTML web pages containing an obfuscated script or iframe tag that automatically redirects the user to the malware download. HTML/Iframe.B denotes a generic detection of malicious IFRAME tags embedded in HTML pages, which redirect the browser to a specific URL location containing malicious software. Win32/Conficker threat is a network worm originally propagated by exploiting a recent vulnerability in the Windows operating system.
Global Threats According to ESET LiveGrid® Statistics (October 2012)
Threats in Europe According to ESET LiveGrid® Statistics (October 2012)
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