Panda Security Publishes Virus Yearbook 2009

December 30, 2009

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ — PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has published its 2009 Virus Yearbook, examining the most intriguing malicious codes to emerge over the last 12 months.

Rather than spotlighting the most widespread viruses, or those that have caused the most infections, PandaLabs has selected those which stood out most for their use of social engineering or visible effects on users’ PCs. For this reason, some of the more well-known malicious codes (such as the Koobface virus) are absent from the list.

Here are the viruses PandaLabs believes deserve a mention:

More information about these and other threats is available at www.pandasecurity.com.

About PandaLabs

Since 1990, its mission has been to detect and eliminate new threats as rapidly as possible to offer clients maximum security. To do so, PandaLabs has an innovative automated system that analyzes and classifies thousands of new samples a day and returns automatic verdicts (malware or goodware). This system is the basis of collective intelligence, Panda Security’s new security model which can even detect malware that has evaded other security solutions.

Currently, 99.4 percent of malware detected by PandaLabs is analyzed through this system of collective intelligence. This is complemented through the work of several teams, each specialized in a specific type of malware (viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam, etc), who work 24/7 to provide global coverage. This results in more secure, simpler and resource-friendly solutions for clients.

More information is available in the PandaLabs blog: http://www.pandalabs.com

SOURCE Panda Security

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