Today we are publishing the latest PandaLabs Annual Report, covering the major security news happened during 2012, from mobile malware to cyber-war, covering all major events in different areas such as social netwoks.
We cover also the security trends for 2013, as well as some of the main figures related to malware:
– 27 million new malware strains found in 2012, at an average of 74,000 new samples per day.
– Three out of every four malware infections were caused by Trojans.
– China, South Korea and Taiwan are the world’s most infected countries.
The full report is available here.
In your current report, you assert that ~32% of all pc’s were infected with malware during 2012.
How did you arriive at this number?
I assume that this is an “incidence” – i.e. – at some point in 2012, ~32% were infected, not a “prevalence” – i.e. – ~32% are infected right now.
CTO and Cofounder
Risk Centric Security, Inc.
Yes, you are right: out of all the different computers scanned using our free online scanner Panda ActiveScan, a 32% of them had some malware running when they were scanned.