Massive Increase in Boot Time Malware is Reported by Researchers

By |August 24th, 2011|Categories: NetSec, Security, Technology, Virus / Malware|

In the August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report, the company noted there have already been as many new boot time malware threats detected in the first seven months of 2011 as there were in the previous three years. Also known as MBR (master boot record) threats, the malware infects an area of the hard disk that makes them one of the first things to be read and executed when a computer is turned on. This enables the threats to effectively dodge many security defenses.