Report : India Witnessed Almost 90% Rise In Windows Malware

Indian is under the grip of online strikes, if a review by Fast Cure is to be believed. According to the review, the nation has witnessed an improve of almost 90 % in Windows viruses and there has been a mind-boggling improve of 170 % in viruses variations. The trouble makers are also winning the war on the cellular foundation. Virus strikes in the cellular space are rising rapidly, with a 30 % development registered this season and an 80 % improve in its variations.

While personal computers are still the major target for viruses writers, the review declares that there is an obvious peak in the development of viruses and variations on cell phone gadgets, especially on Android os. The Fast Cure Annual Windows and Mobile Malware Report, 2012, released by Fast Cure Technology, declares that there has been a chronic improve in the variety of viruses strikes on Android os gadgets and applications have become the easiest way to bargain gadgets.

Social technological innovation, according to the review, still remains one of the most popular ways to spread viruses. Cyber scammers continue to use it as a convenient way to manipulate human behavior and foundation weaknesses. 
Commenting on the results of the research, Sanjay Katkar, Technical Home and CTO, Fast Cure Technology, said, "Windows is still the most assaulted os. 2012 saw numerous strikes that were developed for Windows weaknesses. Cyber scammers have utilized zero-day uses even more effectively with new software styles and business models". He added, “The web is still the most conventional way of focusing on sufferers and our efforts should be driven to educate the end customers and create awareness.”

On a related note, ESET recently pointed out that viruses and viruses growing through flash pushes and the development of viruses focusing on Android os were the primary trends of the viruses landscape in Indian in 2013. As per ESET's 2011 review, viruses for cell mobile phones was marked a primary trend for 2012. This time, the scientists focused on viruses for Android os OS as the business of Android os cell mobile phones has been increasing considerably.

During the first quarter of 2012, according to IDC research, Android os documented a year-over-year increase of 145 % in business. Furthermore, Juniper, in its whitepaper “Banking Anytime Anywhere” reports that in 2013, the variety of customers obtaining financial services from their mobile phones will increase to 530 million. According to the same study, this season, there were only 300 million individuals who utilized banks from their mobile phones.

“There are over 27 million smart phone customers in Indian, according to different quotes. Though it comes to about only 3 % of total cell phone customers in the nation, we see the huge development of smartphones’ usage. Moreover, even the majority of cheap devices run Android os. Although we did not register many cases of Android os viruses in Indian, compared to some other countries, once Indians start actively using their cell phones for internet shopping, financial, etc. the picture will change immediately," said Pankaj Jain, Home at ESET Indian.
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