And continuing with the summary reports for this year ending 2010 Panda Security has just announced its 2010 viral anecdote. This year the review and selection work has been particularly complicated: with more than 20 million new malware that we have received in the laboratory, the work has not been easy.
According to PandaLabs, the Panda Security antimalware laboratory this is the ranking for this year 2010 that we will leave shortly:
1.- The bossy maquero: This title was taken this year by a remote control program that also has a most suggestive name: HellRaiser.A. It affects only Mac operating systems, and to install it needs the user to give it permissions. Now, once it has been installed, you are able to take the remote control of the computer and do a multitude of tasks at will ... until you open the DVD tray.
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2.- The nicest boy-scout: Surely more than one of you will have already guessed it… It is Bredolab.Y, which supposedly comes disguised as a good samaritan in the form of Microsoft support, warning about a new security patch for Outlook that must be installed in a hurry… But eye! If you listen to it, you will have installed, without knowing it, the fake SecurityTool antivirus, which will immediately start to alert the user that their PC has been infected and that they have to acquire, right away, a solution to fix it.
3.- The polyglot of the year: That life is hard, you don't have to swear ... And that hackers have to adapt to new trends and whatever it takes to get more victims, nor does it accept any kind of doubts. And ... what you have to do to cheat, eh! Even learning a multitude of languages. That's why our distinction to the polyglot bug goes this year to MSNWorm.IE. This bug, which itself does not have much more mystery, is distributed by Messenger with a link inviting the user to see a photo ... in 18 languages! Thank goodness that the emoticon that puts at the end ": D" is universal ...
4.- The most daring of the year: In this edition, this title has been taken by Stuxnet.A. If we had to put a soundtrack on it, it would undoubtedly be one related to films like "Mission Impossible" or "El Santo." This "bug" has been specially designed to attack so-called SCADA systems, that is, critical infrastructures.
5.- The heaviest: Do you remember the old viruses, or even jokes, that once installed asked: “Do you really want to close the program? If not". It did not matter where you clicked, because another screen would appear again: "Are you sure you want to close the program?", And it was repeated over and over again causing the despair of the most patient ... Well, the same thing does this worm: Oscarbot.YQ . Once it has settled in, you better entrust yourself to the saint in whom you believe, do meditation or practice yoga, because it will drive you out of your boxes. Every time you close, it opens another screen asking you something else, or opens a browser session, or offers you a survey, or ... The heaviest, without a doubt.
6.- The safest worm: Clippo.A, a name that will remind more than one of "clipito", a nickname that became popular for Microsoft's help character who was a clip with eyes, is a most secure worm: it installs itself on the computer and put a password to all office documents. In this way, when the user wants to open them, there is no way if he does not find the password. And why does he do it? This is the funniest thing: not at all! Nobody asks for a ransom, or requests the purchase of anything ... Just annoying, that's all. Now, blessed is the grace it does to those who become infected, because it also does not have any other visible symptoms.
7.- The victim of the economic recession: Ramsom.AB. The crisis is affecting many people around the world, and that is also noticeable in the world of cybercrime. A few years ago, any self-respecting ransomware-type malware (that is, those that ask for a ransom in exchange for access to information, for example) sold dearly: you could start talking from $ 300, and there, up.
8.- The most liar of the year: This year, this distinction goes to SecurityEssentials2010 (but the catch, not the official MS antivirus). It is a bug from the Adware category that behaves like any fake antivirus: it displays messages to the affected user that their PC has a multitude of infections and that it is in danger, and does not stop until the solution is “purchased”. So far, nothing different from the rest of roguewares or fake antivirus. But it is so well designed in terms of messages, colors, etc., that it is in the Top 10 of the most infected this year. So be careful with the most liar of the year.