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SecurityCoverage Inc. Releases SecureIT Quarterly Malware Report: Q2 2013

July 31, 2013

Each quarter, the SecureIT Research team identifies malware vulnerabilities, analyzes risks, and enables instant remediation in order to protect enterprises and the public. This quarter, SecureIT Research identified the following trends.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

SecurityCoverage Inc. today released its SecureIT Quarterly Malware Report: Q2 2013. The second quarter report highlights a 39 percent increase in virus detections from Q1 to Q2 2013.

Each quarter, the SecureIT Research team identifies malware vulnerabilities, analyzes risks, and enables instant remediation in order to protect enterprises and the public. This quarter, SecureIT Research identified the following trends:

•1.8 Million Virus detections in Q2 2013. Of these virus’ detected, 25% exploited Java vulnerabilities in their attempt to gain access. Because of these ongoing risks, consumers are advised to always keep Java updated to minimize exploit risks.

•57% increase in ZeuS Trojan or Zbot detections. The Zeus Trojan was used to steal millions of dollars from U.S. banks and has the potential to cause serious financial damage to consumers with infected machines.

•34% increase in Adware. Viruses such as GameVance and Hotbar, which bog down a computer with pop-up ads. Adware, though not generally malicious, can be a nuisance on an already infected computer due to the persistence of the advertisements causing overloads and crashes.

•82% of Total Malware Detections were Trojan based. Consistent with past findings, roughly 4 in 5 instances were Trojans, led by OpenConnection, Kazy, ZeroAccess, PasswordStealer, and Medfos.

“Our Q2 report shows consumers remain at risk with ever-more sophisticated attacks,” said Ed Barrett, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “We anticipate malware authors will continue to evolve their attention to fast-growing mobile platforms in the months to come, but we expect to see an active malware environment in the desktop space as this remains a viable business and personal platform for many users.”

To read SecurityCoverage Inc’s full SecureIT Quarterly Malware Report: Q2 2013, please visit: http://www.securitycoverage.com/pdfs/Q2MalwareReport.pdf?utm_source=prweb&utm_medium=report&utm_term=malware&utm_campaign=Q2_2013.

About SecurityCoverage Inc.

SecurityCoverage, Inc. is a leading provider of mobile and desktop security software, data protection, files sharing/backup and technical support services. Founded in 2003 with a clear mission to simplify the use of technology and provide world class customer service, we remain relentlessly dedicated to protecting consumer devices and personal data. Today, nearly 400 partners from diverse markets like broadband, retail and warranty help SecurityCoverage achieve its mission for consumers everywhere. Product and company information is available at http://www.securitycoverage.com.

Media Contact:                                                                

Mike Fleming

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Ph: (319) 298-4709

mfleming(at)securitycoverage(dot)com

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