The Month: Threat Stats

Decoding the data on strategic threats and concerns hovering over the CIO's radar.

Position Change in Name Percentage
1 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bjo 1.24
2 +4 Trojan.Win32.Agent.qt 1.23
3 +2 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.if 1.19
4 Re-entry Backdoor.IRC.Zapchast 1.17
5 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.LoadAdv.gen 1.16
6 New Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.dp 1.13
7 New Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.dn 1.12
8 0 Virus.VBS.Small.a 1.07
9 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.qn 0.90
10 New 0.85
11 -7 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q 0.73
12 New 0.68
13 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.ns 0.67
14 0 Email-Worm.Win32.Rays 0.67
15 New Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.en 0.63
16 New 0.54
17 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ddp 0.51
18 New 0.50
19 Re-entry not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.a 0.48
20 Re-entry Virus.Win32.Parite.b 0.48

CONUNDRUM 85% - Staff who could take sensitive data

The vast majority of employees questioned admitted that they could easily take confidential information out of the company. Source: Check Point

74% - Companies forbid data leaving office

This is despite the fact that three quarters of companies having a policy in place prohibiting employees from taking such information out of the office.

Phishing - Attacks are on the rise again

After a quiet month in June, the phishers are starting to ramp up activity with the number of emails going out rising by just over 30 per cent. The Cooperative Bank, which was targeted heavily last month, has gone right off the villain's radar, suggesting a less than successful phishing expedition among the Manchester-based bank's customers. Instead, attention now seems to have switched back to old favourites eBay and PayPal.

Source: ECSC.

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