BitDefender announces ranking of online threats for March 2010

BitDefender has released its ranking of online threats virulent identified for the month of March 2010.

The security firm BitDefender has launched its ranking of the five online threats more virulent during the month of March.

First place first, we found the Trojan called Trojan.AutorunINF.Gen. Spreading through removable storage media like USB sticks, memory cards or external hard drives, it represented 13.40% of malware observed.

In second place comes the next Win32.Worm.Downadup.Gen worm, also known as Conficker or Kido, who takes advantage of a vulnerability in the Windows operating system. It was originally 6.19% of infections.

Third place was occupied in turn by Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen, which exploits a vulnerability in the JavaScript engine of Adobe Reader to run malicious code on computers and represented 5.30% of threats.

In fourth position we find the file infector Win32.Sality.OG, a threat that it is extremely difficult to dispose of and whose mission is to disable the antivirus in place. It represented 2.58% of infections.

In fifth place at last, there is the Trojan Trojan.JS.Downloader.BIO, a Javascript code transmitted through web pages via SQL injection techniques that creates cookies to gather personal information. It represented 2.13% of malware in circulation.

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