An overview of the most widespread dangers lurking behind your computer screen.

TOP 20 ONLINE SCANNER
Pos Change in Name Percentage
position
1 New Trojan.Win32.Diamin.fc 3,15
2 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.edb 2,45
3 +2 Email-Worm.Win32.Rays 1,64
4 +9 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.dam 1,61
5 New Trojan.Win32.Diamin.bl 1,38
6 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.la 1,37
7 New Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Agent.ir 1,35
8 Re-entry not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.163 1,30
9 0 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q 1,24
10 New Backdoor.Win32.Bifrose.acs 1,23
11 +8 not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.a 1,16
12 New Trojan.Win32.Diamin.am 1,15
13 -12 Trojan.Win32.Dialer.cj 0,99
14 New EICAR-Test-File 0,86
15 +3 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.INService.gen 0,83
16 -5 Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.gt 0,82
17 New not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.ad 0,79
18 New not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.bx 0,77
19 Re-entry not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Softomate.u 0,76
20 New Trojan-Spy.Win32.Bancos.zm 0,74

UPS AND DOWNS

DOWN

- Viruses in the wild

34% - The average time a virus was seen "in the wild" dropped from 5 months to 3.3 months by the end of 2006, although the number of companies affected remained static.

UP

- Spyware blocked

254% - The volume of spyware blocked in 2006 showed a huge leap demonstrating the financial gains to be made from this form of attack.

PHISHING A&L TAKES TOP SPOT FROM BARCLAYS

Both the number of emails and targets slipped back in February, suggesting that the phishers took a break following a busy Christmas. Alliance & Leicester took the brunt of the attacks this month in terms of speculative emails while there was little change in the favoured targets in terms of actual sites. Despite the dip, 2007 is still widely predicted to be the worst year on record for phishing attacks.