Bitdefender Analyzes State of Internet Security: From State Attacks to Android to Social Media
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, Dec 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Bitdefender(R), the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus
solutions, today announced the publication of its H2 2012 E-Threat
Landscape Report, a comprehensive study regarding worldwide malware,
spam and phishing trends.
From in-depth coverage of the new "Era of State Sponsored Attacks" to
the explosion of viruses on the Android operating system to malicious
activity on Facebook, Bitdefender's E-Threat Landscape Report gives
readers full visibility into the state of the internet's criminal
underside and casts an eye on what 2013 may bring.
As old malware such as Trojan.AutorunInf or Downadup is losing ground
on Windows-based computers, zero-day exploits are taking over as main
vectors of attack, the report shows. The six-month survey of the
global malicious operations also reveals rampant growth of adware and
spyware for Windows OSes and Android devices alike.
"For the next year, we predict that cyber-criminals will shift their
focus to subverting virtual environments by hitting the hypervisor
level," said Catalin Cosoi, Chief Security Strategist at Bitdefender.
"Other attacks will target undiscovered vulnerabilities in new
operating systems such as the newly-released Windows 8 or the
upcoming Firefox OS."
The report uses data collected from Bitdefender's global network of
sensors and can be downloaded from
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most
effective lines of internationally certified internet security
software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer,
introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today,
Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400
million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades
in the global security industry, including "Editor's Choice" by PC
for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 and the "GoldAward" by
TopTenREVIEWS that confirmed the software's top spot among 25 tested
security products. Bitdefender technology has also finished top in
leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More
information about Bitdefender's products is available from the
company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes
the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security
stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld
of internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.
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