The Month: ThreatStats

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

Top 20 Online Scanner Position Change in Name Percentage position 1 New Backdoor.Win32.Padodor.gen 11.29 2 +2 not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.163 1.23 3 +2 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q 1.01 4 +4 not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.a 0.86 5 +4 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ddp 0.72 6 -3 Email-Worm.Win32.Rays 0.72 7 New Worm.Win32.AutoIt.d 0.66 8 New Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.bdy 0.61 9 +4 not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.ad 0.61 10 New not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.bq 0.51 11 -9 Trojan.Win32.Agent.qt 0.50 12 New Trojan-Spy.VBS.Marang.a 0.50 13 New Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.ev 0.50 14 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.jx 0.46 15 New Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.bq 0.45 16 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.mi 0.44 17 -5 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.ha 0.43 18 -2 Trojan-Spy.Win32.Bancos.zm 0.39 19 Re-entry Virus.Win32.Hidrag.a 0.38 20 New not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Dm.y 0.38

UPS AND DOWNS

Concern about viruses 27%

The percentage of infosec professionals who listed viruses as their primary concern. This contrasts with 55 per cent last year, reflecting the changing patterns of hacker activity.

Fear of insider threats 43%

At the same time, concern about internal threats has increased from 33 per cent last year. As many external threats are locked down, attention turns to errant employee behaviour.

Source: Cisco

TOP TEN BY SITES

Total number of sites: 844

The publicity surrounding the theft of the Nationwide laptop continues to have an effect. The rise in bogus Nationwide sites and emails is undoubtedly the result of opportunistic phishing gangs looking to capitalise on the fears of the hapless building society's customers. Overall, the total number of sites has more than doubled in a month.

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