NEWS: GFI Labs (nee Sunbelt Labs) has announced the top 10 malware threats for August
GFI has released its statistics for the most prevalent Internet threats of August 2010 (courtesy of its recent acquisition of Sunbelt and the Vipre anti-malware product). The top threat detected, by a long way, was the one it specifies as Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT (more than 25%). This is not particularly surprising since there is a huge number of active variations of this malware, and it has been the most prevalent threat for a long time; including topping “the list for malware infections in 2009”. (SpywareRemove). Microsoft warns that the malware “is installed by TrojanDropper:Win32/Delf.DY, a trojan that may be disguised as an Internet chat application (QIP 2005) installation kit. Win32/Delf.GL deletes Internet cookies and may send details about the trojan installation to a remote Web server.”
Our ThreatNet detections for the month also agree with other reports we’ve heard in the last few weeks that have found a high level of traffic in rogue security products. These are often referred to as scareware. We’re seeing a multitude of detections of the downloaders and installers that are associated with the rogues.
Francis Montesino, manager of the malware processing team at GFI Labs