A little over one in ten households with broadband access have been hit by malware, according to the latest report from Kindsight. Read More ..
Kindsight, a network-based security company, released the Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report for the fourth quarter of 2012 earlier this week. This report features the latest research on security threats to home and mobile networks, along with malware data and trends from October to December 2012.
Malware in the Home
Kindsight found that 11 percent of households with broadband connections showed signs of being infected with malware, a slight decrease from 13 percent in the third quarter. Six percent of those households were infected with high-level threats such as botnets, rootkits, and banking Trojans, while 6 percent were infected with moderate-level threats such as spyware, browser hijackers, and adware. Some households experienced multiple infections that included both high- and moderate-level threats.