McAfee warns Malware attacks are on the rise

McAfee has announced, in its quarterly threats report, that it has identified 8 million new kinds of malware in the second quarter of the year. McAfee now estimates that there is upward of 90 million strands of malware on the internet.

Malware is not only growing at an exponential rate, it’s also getting smarter, as Apple found out when hundreds of thousands of its Macs were infected by the Flashback virus. Google’s Android software is another major target for malware with McAfee reporting 13,000 different pieces in 2012 to date, compared to just 2,000 in 2011.

Cyber criminals are getting smarter. What are you doing to protect your critical assets?

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