January 13, 2011 | Bratislava | Press Releases

INF/Autorun is the most often detected threat worldwide

The ranking of global threats is led by INF/Autorun with an overall share of 5.75%, followed by Win32/Conficker worm. The latter has registered an increase of nearly 5 percent month-to-month. Moreover, ESET’s automatic malware collection system has registered an increase of the file infector Win32/Sality (2.19%).

For the first time, JS/Exploit has appeared in the global malware ranking with an overall share of 0.99%. “JS/Exploit” is a label used for a JavaScript exploiting trojan attacking the specific CVE-2010-0806 vulnerability. Typically, this malware spreads as part of another infiltration and once successful, it allows a remote execution of code in the infected system.

Global threats based on ESET ThreatSense.Net® (November 2010)
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In the EMEA region,  INF/Autorun is the most-widespread infiltration, achieving especially high shares in  Austria (4.06%), Egypt (8.34%), Israel (6.18%), South Africa (9.97%), and Spain (3.30%).

After a period of respite, Win32/Conficker is once again the number one threat in Hungary (3.24%), and Russia (5.26%).  In Czech Republic, same as the previous month, Win32/Yimfoca is the number one threat with 4.23%. 
In Scandinavia, the top infiltration is Java/TrojanDownloader  - a malware-downloading trojan written in the Java scripting language . Throughout November, this type of threat has reached a share of 4.68%, in Norway 4.08%, and in Finland 2.61%.

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