There are a total of 711, 912 new malicious code threat found in 2007. In total todate so far, Symantec already detected 1,122,311 malware. This showed that almost 2/3 of the malware were created in 2007 alone.
Most of the viruses are targeted at the Microsoft Window's based PC. For more reading, click here - Computer viruses hit one million.
On the other hand, some security firms also reported an significant increase in the number of viruses online.
- Panda Software reported that it was getting more than 3000 sample of malware everyday.
- AV Test indicated that a total of 5.49 million unique samples of malicious software were detected in 2007, 5 times higher than 2006.
- F-Secure highlighted a doubling increase in the number of pieces of malware it detected in 2007 as compared to 2006.