McAfee: Malware Levels Out in First Quarter

McAfee warns that companies still need to be wary of USB-based infections.

 By Kara Reeder | Posted May 18, 2010
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According to McAfee's Q1 2010 Threat Report, malware seems to be leveling out somewhat, reports V3.co.uk. Infections dropped from 4.5 million to 3.75 million. McAfee security analyst Greg Day explains that the figures could be due to a lack of innovation in malware toolkits:

Malware-generating toolkits have really been responsible for generating this volume of malware, but we have not seen any great evolution of these.

McAfee warns that companies still need to be wary of USB-based infections and fake anti-virus scams. In fact, notes ITPro, the report showed USB worms as the top offender for the start of 2010.

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