In August, GFI threat researchers identified a number of high-profile fake mobile application scams, along with a spike in email scams targeting UK banking and government organizations.
Windows 8 has not yet been released and cyber crooks are already taking advantage of its name.
GFI Software released its report of the most prevalent threat detections encountered last month.
ACAD/Medre.A, a worm that steals AutoCAD drawings and sends them to remote servers, was recently discovered infecting a great number of computers in Peru and some other Latin American countries.
In June, GFI threat researchers observed two fresh spam campaigns linking to Blackhole exploits which posed as confirmation emails from Twitter and Amazon.
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