Kindsight Security Labs Releases Q3 2012 Malware Report

Today, we released the Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report for Q3 2012. The quarterly report reveals statistics and security trends for malware infections in home networks and mobile devices, including ZeroAccess, TDSS/Alureon family (also known as TDL-4), ad-click fraud and mobile adware. Because Kindsight is embedded within service provider networks, the Security Labs team has unparalleled insight into malicious network communications traffic.

ZeroAccess botnet - 2.2 million infected in Q3

Highlights from the Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report for Q2 2012 include:

  • 13 percent of home networks in North America were infected in Q3 with 6.5 percent of home networks having high-level threats, such as bots, rootkits, and banking Trojans.
  • 2.2 million home networks worldwide were infected with the ZeroAccess botnet. In North America, approximately 1 in 125 home networks were infected.
  • Cybercriminals could be costing advertisers $900,000 per day in ad-click fraud with ZeroAccess.
  • Mobile malware continues to grow with mobile adware accounting for 90% of the 3+% infection rate among mobile devices.

The full report can be accessed here.