Trojans gallop to new record

According to new report released Friday by Sophos, Trojan horses made up 85.1 percent of 1,538 new threats uncovered in May. Last December, such attacks contributed to 62 percent of all new malware found in 2005, according to the security vendor.

Statistics from SophosLabs confirm that the Trojan threat has reached a new threshold. For the first time, the number of Trojans as a proportion of new threats over a six-month period, crossed the 80 percent-mark, Paul Ducklin, Sophos' Asia-Pacific head of technology, told ZDNet Asia in an e-mail interview.

Between December 2005 and May 2006, 82 percent of new malware were found to be Trojans, compared to 65 percent between June 2005 and November 2005, he said. Trojans gallop to new record - Security - News - ZDNet Asia

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