Win32/Agent stealing personal data on the rise; Conficker still No. 1 Threat
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EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (EMEA)
Similarly as is the case with the rest of the world, Win32/Conficker represents the most frequently encountered type of malware in the EMEA region. It afflicts all corners of the EMEA region - Russia (15,31%) Ukraine (23,06%), Hungary (6,50%), the Czech Republic (4,34%), Slovenia (4%), Germany (6,84%), Great Britain (8,17%), Finland (7,60%), Egypt (11,65%) and South Africa (11,91%).
Trojans INF/Autorun have been the dominant form of malware with high occurance in Israel (6,11%), Lithuania (4,66%), Spain (9,55%), Portugal (5,3%), but also in France (7,85%) and Norway (4,37%).
Win32/PSW.OnLineGames is among the most frequently detected malware on users' computers in Slovakia (8,90%), Poland (15,39%) and Turkey (10,66%) . Win32/Agent is the number one threat in Austria (4,54%); also registering high rate of occurrence in other countries, such as Hungary (3,70%), Poland (2,84%) , Sweden (2,39%), and Denmark (4,16%).
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