Conficker is the topmost threat in Europe together with Ursnif spyware application and infected-web trojan
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The 10th most spreaded malware in January is Win32/Packed.Autoit (0,69%). This is a heuristic detection that refers to malware created using the Autoit scripting language.
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EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (EMEA)
Win32/Conficker is the top threat in the region. The Win32/Conficker threat is a network worm originally propagated by exploiting a recent vulnerability in the Windows operating system. This vulnerability is present in the RPC sub-system and can be remotely exploited by an attacker without valid user credentials. Depending on the variant, it may also spread via unsecured shared folders and by removable media.
Conficker dominates in Ukraine (24,95%), South Africa (15,77%), Bulgaria (15,37%), Romania (14,53%), Russian Federation (14,44%), Italy (9,84%), Spain (9,31%), United Kingdom (8,49%), Serbia (8,36%), Germany (7,73%), Finland (7,24%), Hungary (6,88%), Austria (6,02%), Czech Republic (4,59%) and Slovenia (4,14%).
JS/TrojanDownloader.Agent isn´t the topmost threat, but it reaches high rankings in many countries such as Romania (4,43%), Hungary (4,25%), Turkey (3,33%), Netherlands (2,70%), Slovakia (2,47%), Switzerland (1,87%), France (1,84%), Poland (1,63%), Israel (1,59%) and Croatia (1,37%).
Spyware application labeled as Win32/Spy.Ursnif.A spreads itself mostly in the Eastern Europe. This label describes a spyware application that steals information from an infected PC and sends it to a remote location, creating a hidden user account in order to allow communication over Remote Desktop connections. Its share in Belarus is 5,29%, while 5,17% in Russia, 0,96% in Ukraine and Kazakstan and 0,52% in Turkey.
Win32/PSW.OnLineGames is the No.1 threat in Poland (16,30%) and Slovakia (8,30%). INF/Autorun was most detected malware on the computers in United Arab Emirates (8,30%), Israel (5,19%) and Lithuania (4,90%). Sweden had Win32/Patched ranked on the first place with 13,74%. This malware covers a whole lot of various infiltrations which modify system files in order ensure their automatic launch. Default Windows applications such as notepad, calc, narrator, telnet or diskdefrag are usually modified as well.
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