Rogues in 2010: number of variants stable, new look appears

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Rogues in 2010: number of variants stable, new look appears

Postby TeMerc » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:18 pm

According to GFI Labs statistics, the number of rogue security products appearing annually has been stable for the last three years. After increasing from 26 in 2005 to 162 in 2008, we’ve seen about the same number of variants each year since: 167 in both 2009 and 2010.

New “utility” look appears in 2010

Late in 2010 Researchers at GFI Labs noticed that at least one group of rogue writers had started a new deceptive tactic: creating graphic interfaces that impersonated utility software -- such as hard drive defragmentation applications -- instead of anti-virus products
r*i Continued @ Sunbelt blog

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