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Report from e-scan anti virus detailing malware threats.


eScan has conducted an in-depth research and come up with a comprehensive report based on malware URLs collected for the first half of the year 2011.

According to the report, almost 80 % of content available on the web is malicious. SEO poisoning has risen to such an extent that the chances of clicking an infected link has significantly raised in the last year, says the report by eScan lab. The report provides comprehensive details on the top 10 Malware threats, Malware URL Count (Hosted countries), Malware count by extension, Malware count (Month Wise), Malware Count (Day Wise), Domain Wise Malware Hosting. The report highlights on the malware threats that dominated hugely in the last six months, thereby becoming a huge threat to the IT infrastructure. It clearly specifies on the social networking sites which have been used as a platform to spread malware and the merging of the Zeus source code with the SpyEye botnet which brought in a new breed of threats that effected most banking and online transactions. It has also been detected that the SpyEye botnet is capable of thriving on over 150 modules – such as USB drives, Instant Messengers and various other browser certificates.

Govind Rammurthy, MD & CEO, eScan said, "the good news for all eScan customers is that eScan detects all known variants of malware and findings from this report, eScan will provide them valuable information on how to safe their precious data from being infected."



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Out of the 10 petaflops of computational power, 8 petaflops will be powered by the Knights Corner many core processor while the remaining 2 petaflops will be powered by Xeon E5 chips.

Intel believes that just like multi-core processors, many core processors will also be able to catch up with mainstream computing soon enough.