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The number of new malware files detected every day increases by 5.2%, reaching 360,000 in 2020

The number of new malware files detected every day increases by 5.2%, reaching 360,000 in 2020

Most detected malware (89.80%) were detected by Windows PE files - a file format specific to Windows operating systems

In 2020, Kaspersky detected an average of 360,000 malware files per day - an increase of 5.2% compared to the previous year. This was largely influenced by a large increase in the number of Trojans (malicious files capable of a range of actions, including data deletion and espionage) and backdoors (a specific type of Trojan that gives attackers remote control on the infected device): increases of 40.5% and 23% respectively. These were the trends highlighted by Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Statistics of the Year Report.

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