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Report: Cybercriminals Are Cooking up Malware in Record Numbers

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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Report: Cybercriminals Are Cooking up Malware in Record Numbers

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2015 was a record year for the number of malware samples, a total that stands at 84 million new samples from 2014. That’s already 9 million more new malware strains than 2014. Researchers from Panda Security have released figures to claim a total of 84 million new malware samples that were detected and disabled in 2015. A press release by the Spanish security company revealed the startling number to be nine million new samples more than the previous year – 2014. Essentially, that’s 230,000 new malware samples produced every single day on average throughout 2015. 2015 also saw another record…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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