Most commonly observed types of malware worldwide in 2016, by detected sample count

Malware: most commonly observed categories 2016 This statistic presents the most commonly observed types of malware worldwide in 2016, by detected sample count. According to the report, PUA and suspicious binaries had been observed in the sample 87,329 times as the most commonly observed malware, while trojan droppers (VBS) had come in second with an observed amount of 50,081 occurrences.
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Detected sample count
PUA and Suspicious Binaries87,329
Trojan Droppers (VBS)50,081
Facebook Scam Links35,887
Trojan Downloaders (Scripts)27,627
Browser Redirection (JS)24,737
Browser-Redirection Downloads18,505
Phishing (Links)15,933
Android Trojans (lop)14,020
Browser Redirection12,848
Facebook Hijacking11,600
Heuristic Blocks (Scripts)11,506
Packed Binaries7,712
Trojan Downloaders (JS)5,996
Trojans, Heuristic (Win32)5,510
Browswer iFrame Attacks5,467
Android (Axtent)4,970
Android Trojans (Loki)4,584
Malware (FakeAvCn)4,398
Trojans (HideLink)3,646
Malware (HappJS)3,006
Detected sample count
PUA and Suspicious Binaries87,329
Trojan Droppers (VBS)50,081
Facebook Scam Links35,887
Trojan Downloaders (Scripts)27,627
Browser Redirection (JS)24,737
Browser-Redirection Downloads18,505
Phishing (Links)15,933
Android Trojans (lop)14,020
Browser Redirection12,848
Facebook Hijacking11,600
Heuristic Blocks (Scripts)11,506
Packed Binaries7,712
Trojan Downloaders (JS)5,996
Trojans, Heuristic (Win32)5,510
Browswer iFrame Attacks5,467
Android (Axtent)4,970
Android Trojans (Loki)4,584
Malware (FakeAvCn)4,398
Trojans (HideLink)3,646
Malware (HappJS)3,006
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This statistic presents the most commonly observed types of malware worldwide in 2016, by detected sample count. According to the report, PUA and suspicious binaries had been observed in the sample 87,329 times as the most commonly observed malware, while trojan droppers (VBS) had come in second with an observed amount of 50,081 occurrences.
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June 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016

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