We are only finishing the month of April, and so far this year more than 34 million of new forms of malware. Fortunately, most attack Windows and Android devices.
The Apple environment can be criticized for many reasons, but it is clear that in Cupertino they go out of their way to maintain the security of the content of Apple devices, and the creators of code malware, they have a tough nut to crack when they try to infect a device with the apple silkscreened on it.
So far this year, more than 34 million new forms of malware have been recorded, and both Windows and Android they remain the highest risk platforms compared to Apple systems such as macOS, OS and iPadOS.
Thus, the creators of malware code have been writing more than 316.000 new malware threats daily in this 2022, according to data from VPN Atlas. These figures are based on analysis of data from AV-Test GmbH, an independent provider of antivirus and digital security.
Last January saw the biggest jump in new malware developments, with 11,41 million different new samples recorded. 8,93 million malware samples were produced in February, while 8,77 million were produced in March. Almost nothing.
So by the end of the first quarter of 2022, newly discovered malware threats reached 29,11 million total. An atrocity.
The count ends on April 20, 2022. And as of that day, at least 5,65 million new malware samples have been discovered so far this month.
Grouped together by the platforms they attack, Windows takes the cake with 25,48 million of new malware samples so far this year. At least 536.000 previously unseen Android malware samples have also been discovered.
Apple platforms seem far less affected, as they have been accounted for only 2.000 new malware samples against macOS until April 20.
Although the numbers of malware that attacks MacOS are paltry compared to Windows, Apple still considers the number of threats on the platform to be "unacceptable" compared to iOS. Vulnerabilities and exploits aren't impossible on iOS, but they're still rarer than macOS's 2.000.