Volume of malicious files detected daily saw dramatic rise in 2020

Malware is on the rise, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which states that 5.2 percent more malicious files were detected this year than last.

In total, 360,000 new malicious files were intercepted over the last twelve months. Largely, these files were linked with either Trojans or backdoors, both of which rose substantially, by 40.5 and 23 percent respectively. Worms written in the VisualBasicScript language, belonging to the Dinihou malware family, also represented a significant chunk of the growth.

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