Top 7 Malware Targeted India in JFM 2014: ESET Report

28th April 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |


ESET threat AnalysisMUMBAI, India – April 28, 2014: ESET, a leading provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers, has reported top 7 malware that targeted India during JFM 2014. ESET researchers are continuously studying on all the activities of new threats and variants on daily basis.

ESET is also preparing prevalence maps of these threats for every country every-day. According to them, INF/Autorun is the most identified malware and Win32/Bundpil.BO is the new threat variant entered India and spreading via removable media by 4% now.

Among all 7 top threats INF/Autorun is the most identified malware among Indian users. It is generic detection of the AUTORUN.INF configuration file created by malware. The AUTORUN.INF file contains the path to the malware executable. This file is usually dropped into the root folder of available drives in an attempt to autorun a malware executable when the infected drive is mounted.


The AUTORUN.INF file(s) may have the System (S) and Hidden (H) attributes present in attempt to hide the file in Windows Explorer.


The chart ‘Threat Analysis of JFM 2014′ shows INF/Autorun.gen, took top position among all threats in JFM 2014, in India with the other 6 threats.


According to ESET, threats are targeting ESET users in a similar way with light variance and ESET has blocked new threats in a big way.


Win32/Bundpil.BO is the new threat variant of Bundpil which was detected in July 2013. This variant attacked Indian ESET users in February 2014. Bundpil has 4.92% of World Activity Peak and it has more affect in Afghanistan and Mangolia with more than 25% attack activity.


Win32/Bundpil.BO threat spreads via removable media. The worm contains an URL address, and it tries to download several files from the address. The files are then executed and the HTTP protocol is used. The worm may delete the files like *.exe, *.vbs, *.pif, *.cmd, *Backup.




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