Kaspersky Lab announces the publication of its Monthly Malware Statistics for September 2010. The onset of autumn brought with it advances in the Sality virus and an increase in the number of adware programs on the web.
According to Kaspersky Lab statistics, a new variant of the notorious polymorphic Sality virus, dubbed 'bh', was found to be particularly widespread on users' computers. A newcomer to the ranking, Sality.bh claimed eleventh position and spread with the help of Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Sality.cx which uses vulnerability in Windows LNK files. This is the first detected zero-day vulnerability to be used by the now infamous Stuxnet worm. This same vulnerability was exploited by Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Sality.r back in August. The geographical distribution of the droppers in question mirrors that of the Stuxnet worm, both of them appearing most prolifically in India, followed by Vietnam and then Russia.
"Cybercriminals are usually very quick to release exploits when new vulnerabilities are discovered. The fact that huge numbers of users fail to update their software on a regular basis only encourages them. The extensive media coverage afforded to Stuxnet has only served as an advertisement for the vulnerabilities used by various cybercriminal groups," commented Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky, Senior Virus Analyst and author of the review. [...]
The full version of the September malware ranking from Kaspersky Lab is available at:
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