While reports of new malware attacks happen every day, the number of new malware samples detected in the wild over the course of the last year actually decreased, according to a recent report. A decline in the amount of malware strains may sound like an improvement, but the data--shared in the annual AV-Test Security Report published by the IT-Security Institute--isn't all good news. The malware that does persist is more sophisticated than ever. The AV-Test data counted 127.5 million malware samples in 2016, nearly 12 million fewer than the 144 million samples discovered over the course of 2015--14 percent decline in year-over-year detection. Unfortunately, that drop off was coming down from a previous record-high figure for malware detection.
Jul-8-2017, 11:45:46 GMT