McAfee: Security vendor McAfee has released its Q1 2010 Threats Report. For the first time, a USB worm has taken the top spot on its list of malware threats. A similar piece of malware also occupied the number three place, while password-stealing Trojans accounted for the rest of the top five.
Other trends include the following:
- Spam rates remain steady, but topics vary by region.
- Emerging markets like Thailand, Romania, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Colombia, Chile and Brazil have higher rates of malware infection and spam.
- Major news events, like the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, drive poisoned Web searches.
- The United States hosted 98 percent of new malicious URLs.