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An increase in malware activity and other events of January 2021

February 24, 2021

Doctor Web presents its January 2021 overview of malware activity. In the first month of the year, the total number of detected threats increased by almost 5% compared to December. According to statistics, users primarily faced adware and malicious browser extensions. The most common threats in email traffic were various stealers and other malicious programs written in VB.NET. The number of user requests to decrypt files affected by encoders increased by almost a third. Read more about these and other events in our January review.

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