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March 26, 2012 by

McAfee: Digitally-signed malware numbers jump

E-criminals are increasingly using digitally signed malware to try to circumvent computer-security measures, according to security company McAfee.The number of unique malicious binaries that use digital signatures to try to trick users, admins, and security software into trusting and running malware jumped from almost zero at the beginning of January 2012 to more than 200,000 samples at the end of March, McAfee researcher Craig Schmugar said in a blog post on Friday.


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