(The Hosting News) – PandaLabs, Panda Security’s antil-malware laboratory, today published its Quarterly Report for Q1, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from January through March 2015. The multinational security vendor detected over 225,000 new malware strains per day in the first quarter of the year, with peaks reaching 500,000. This record-breaking figure represents a 40 percent increase over Q1 2014, and is well above the average for the entire year, which stood at approximately 205,000 new malware samples per day.
As is usually the case, most of these specimens were variants of known malware conveniently modified by virus writers to evade detection by antivirus laboratories. Trojans continued to be the most common threat type, representing 72.75 percent of all new malware, and the main source of infections (76.05 percent of the total).