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Malware and spam figures drop in February

5 March 2011 | Category: Online

New reports from security firms suggest that malware infections and email spam has dropped in the month of February.

Security firm Panda show that users of its software experienced a decrease in malware threats and detection with figures dropping from 50% to 39% from the previous month.

Symantec have also reported that spam rates fell in February.

Security experts claim that the drop is not necessarily a reflection of improved security software, but rather a sign of the change in tactics used by cyber criminals. Cyber criminals are now shifting their efforts to attacking social networking websites and mobile devices.

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