One New Cyber-threat Discovered Every Three Seconds in Q4

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  1. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    Oct 23, 2012
    Windows 10
    McAfee Labs discovered one new cyber-threat every three seconds in the fourth quarter of 2016, although the number of new malware samples including ransomware slowed during the period.

    The security firm’s research team found an astonishing 176 new threats per minute in the period, it claimed in its McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2017.

    The number of new malware samples discovered grew by nearly a quarter (24%) in 2016 to reach a whopping 638 million, although growth slowed 17% in Q4, it revealed.

    The total number of ransomware samples grew by 88% in 2016 as a whole, but dropped 71% in Q4 as the once-prolific Locky and CryptoWall families declined.

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