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IDG Contributor Network: 2015: The most prolific year for OS X malware ever

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    2015 is a year that will be remembered by Apple's software and security engineers. This is the most prolific year for OS X malware, in history.

    The threat research team at Bit9 + Carbon Black spent over two months of 2015, 10 weeks to be precise to look into every fragment of a reported case of OS X malware. The findings were as memorable as they were damning. They discovered five times more malware in 2015 than all the malware samples discovered during the previous five years. Combined.

    Perhaps more startlingly, the Bit9 + Carbon Black Threat Research Team is confident in their assessment that OS X malware attacks are bound to increase and even accelerate in their occurrences as we head into the end of the year.

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