The most common malware on computers and smartphones

the different types of malware and how to protect them
the different types of malware and how to protect them

The company Nominium has analyzed billions of data through the DNS to give us a ranking of malwares most widely used on computers and smartphones.

The result of this analysis is impressive. The trend is on the rise and most viruses and other trojans are not recognized by software antivirus, at least when first infected.
To carry out this study, Nominium relied on data passing through 140 of the largest access providers in the world, representing 30% of global traffic and 1000 billion requests.
DNS per day.

The 10 most common malware on computers

  • Ngrbot / dorkbot
  • Spybot
  • Ramnit
  • spambot
  • Palevo / butterfly
  • Virut
  • Zeus
  • Sality
  • Conficker
  • Nitol

These data are interesting to show the most widespread threats in the web. Note the presence in this classification of the Zeus program, a trojan horse, renowned for its ease of use, it allows cybercriminals to easily recover multiple sensitive information.
The study also reveals an ever greater degree of sophistication with more and more "bots" moving the control and command center into the cloud.

Malware on Android mobiles

Regarding malware affecting Android smartphones, the Top 5 is as follows:

• Not compatible
• Smspacem
• Lena
• Netisend
• Basebridge
This study confirms the still active presence of old malware like Smspacem, a malware that changes the wallpaper of the phone and sends an SMS to all the contacts on the phone. There is also Notcompatible, another malware, ranked first which however deserves special attention since it behaves like a proxy.