September Malware: INF/Autorun Tops Stats Globally, HTML/ScrInject.B Dominates in Europe
In September, INF/Autorun was the top malware worldwide − for the fifth month in a row with a 4.87% infection rate globally, placing third on the malware list in Europe with a 3.53% share. ESET malware statistics based on ESET LiveGrid® − a cloud-based malware collection system utilizing data from users of ESET solutions worldwide − has put HTML/ScrInject.B in second spot worldwide with 4.45%, while the European infection rate put it on the top spot with 5.20%. HTML/Iframe.B was third globally with 3.62%., placing second in Europe with 3.76% infection rate.
INF/Autorun stands for 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.
Global Threats According to ESET LiveGrid® Statistics (September 2012)
Threats in Europe According to ESET LiveGrid® Statistics (September 2012)
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