2009 has officially came to a close and the outstanding trend of the last 12 months has been the prolific production of new malware: 25 million new strains were created in just one year, compared to a combined total of 15 million throughout the rest of Panda Security’s 20-year history.   Today, we have made our annual report available to the public.

Here are some of the highlights of the report:

  • PandaLabs identified more malware in 2009 than during the rest of its 20-year history
  • Panda Security now has a knowledge base of 40 million samples, receiving an average of 55,000 new strains every day
  • Banker Trojans and fake antivirus programs topped the threat ranking
  • Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Digg) and SEO attacks were favored by cybercriminals for spreading malicious code
  • Politically motivated cyber-attacks significantly increased throughout 2009


The report is available in English and Spanish in PDF format below:

English: Annual Report PandaLabs 2009

Spanish: Informe Anual PandaLabs 2009