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Malware toolkit threats on the rise

14 February 2013 | Category: Software

A threat report published by computer security company AVG has warned of the increased dangers of toolkits, mobile attacks and teenage hackers.

AVG report that 60% of all malware attacks in 2012 were caused by exploit toolkits. Many of the toolkits bore resemblances to the dangerous Blackhole Exploit Kit.

Mobile threats are on the rise with much of the malware targeting the Android platform.

One of the most interesting parts of the report was the increase in numbers of teenage hackers. Several of these hackers had left their personal email address in the code, making it easy to identify them. Most of the viruses discovered were easy to learn and assemble for beginners.

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