A report from Quick Heal outlines the top malware afflicting Windows and Android device users, and offers a brief description of each of the malware families.
The second quarter of 2016 saw a small decline in the detection count malware in both Google Android and Windows-based devices. However, this decrease should not be mistaken as a sign of weakness in cyber-criminals, according to a report from Quick Heal Technologies.The company’s research labs recorded a steady increase in the detection of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), but noted a more concerning matter was the 200 percent increase in the detection of mobile ransomware in this quarter alone. In fact, this level of detection is almost close to half of all the detections in 2015.Additionally, newer variants of Windows malware have joined the pack of the top 10 malware of the second quarter and security vulnerabilities have swelled to scary proportions.The report outlines the top malware afflicting Windows and Android users, with a brief low-down on each of the malware families, and lays out the difference between the malware detection stats of this quarter and that of the previous.
The report also includes some observations about certain malware that caught the company’s attention due to their unique behavior.