Researchers at Kaspersky discovered an average of 360,000 new malicious files every day over the past 12 months – 18,000 more per day than the previous year, an increase of 5.2 percent.

In the company’s Statistics of the Year Report released today, the researchers said the growth was influenced by the increased number of trojans and backdoors that were observed this year. Overall, the percent of increased trojans jumped by 40.5 percent when compared with the previous year.

Just six countries experienced 10 percent or more each of the total attacks on users in this order: Spain (14.03 percent), France (13.54 percent), Canada (11.35 percent), United States (10.76 percent), India (10.53 percent), and Brazil (10.22 percent).

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