December 20, 2010

3Q10 Global Security Threat Report

Key highlights of this report include:
  • 79% of clicks on "Here You Have" email occurred within the first three hours of the worm's spread.
  • Approximately 10% of Web malware was encountered via search engine traffic and/or services.
  • During 3Q10, 7% of all Web malware encounters resulted from Google referrers, followed by Yahoo at 2%, Bing/MSN at 1% and Sina at 0.1%.
  • Exploits targeted Sun Java increased from 5% of all Web malware encounters in July 2010 to 7% in September 2010.
  • Exploits targeting Adobe Reader and Acrobat declined over the quarter, from 3% of all Web malware blocks in July 2010 to 1% in September 2010.
  • 38% of those impacted with Stuxnet were located in the UK, 25% in Hong Kong, and 13% each in Brunei, the Netherlands, and Australia.
  • At 5%, the Windows Print Spooler vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet was the 5th most prevalent event handled by Cisco Remote Operations Services (ROS) in 3Q10.
  • The Rustock Botnet was the highest occurring ROS event in 3Q10, at 21% of events handled during the report period.
  • Peak Rustock activity occurred in late August 2010, declining in September 2010.
  • Among the top ten spam sending countries, volume of spam sent also dropped in September 2010 for 8 of the top ten countries. However, spam sent from Russia and the Ukraine increased in September 2010.
  • Volume of "Here You Have" email reached a peak of 10% of all spam during the worm's initial outbreak.
  • Volume of spoofed LinkedIn email delivering the Zeus Trojan
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1 Comment

The title says it all.

This is a great report that covers a breadth of topics from web-based malware encounter rates to SQL interjection attacks to faked LinkedIn email, to mention a few.

A "Must Read."

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