The Month: ThreatStats

May 10, 2007

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

Top 20 Online ScannerPosition Change in Name Percentage position1 New Backdoor.Win32.Padodor.gen 11.292 +2 not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.163 1.233 +2 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q 1.014 +4 not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.a 0.865 +4 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ddp 0.726 -3 Email-Worm.Win32.Rays 0.727 New Worm.Win32.AutoIt.d 0.668 New Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.bdy 0.619 +4 not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.ad 0.6110 New not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.bq 0.5111 -9 Trojan.Win32.Agent.qt 0.5012 New Trojan-Spy.VBS.Marang.a 0.5013 New Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.ev 0.5014 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.jx 0.4615 New Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.bq 0.4516 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.mi 0.4417 -5 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.ha 0.4318 -2 Trojan-Spy.Win32.Bancos.zm 0.3919 Re-entry Virus.Win32.Hidrag.a 0.3820 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 theirprimary concern. This contrasts with 55 per cent last year, reflectingthe changing patterns of hacker activity.

Fear of insider threats 43%

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

Source: Cisco

TOP TEN BY SITES

Total number of sites: 844

The publicity surrounding the theft of the Nationwide laptop continuesto have an effect. The rise in bogus Nationwide sites and emails isundoubtedly the result of opportunistic phishing gangs looking tocapitalise 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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