Malware is still being created at the record levels reached in the previous quarter: 15 million new samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day, according to Panda Security.
69 percent of IT professionals experience phishing attacks at least once a week, with customer data cited most often as the type of data attacked, followed by financial information, according to HP.
The cyber crooks behind the Kelihos botnet are, once again, trying to swell the number of computers included in it.
Infection numbers of well-established fake AV families have reached the lowest level in years, and Microsoft researchers believe the drop is the result of the antimalware industry's efforts and greater user awareness.
Ransomware has proven to be such a successful money-making model, that a new variant is discovered or a new delivery campaign is spotted nearly every day.