Libya and Osama bin Laden Dominate Cyber-threats Heading into May; INF/Autorun, the Most-widespread Malware in April

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The death of Osama bin Laden has gone viral with blogs, social media and search engines pumping terabytes of rumor, innuendo and conspiracy theories at the speed of light, along with the occasional kilobyte of truth. That was the state of global malware map after the death of Osama bin Laden that came in early May. Nigerian letters involving Libya was yet another top scam for the past few weeks. For the month of April, ESET’s ThreatSense.Net statistics once again put INF/Autorun in top spot of global malware statistics (6.62%), followed by Win32/Conficker (3.76%) and Win32/PSW.OnlineGames (2.02%).Global Threats According to ESET ThreatSense.Net® (April 2011) /><hr><p></p><p></p><h3>About ESET</h3><p>Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company pioneered, and continues to lead, the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "<em>VB100</em>” Awards, and has never missed a single “<em>In-the-Wild</em>” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.</p><p>The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution headquarters in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network in 180 countries.</p> </p>