The Month: ThreatStats – An overview of the most widespread dangers lurking behind your computer screen

January 17, 2007

TOP 20 ONLINE SCANNER

Position Change in Name Percentage
position
1 +2 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Delf.awg 2.77
2 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.hc 2.61
3 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.hh 2.23
4 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.gj 2.17
5 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.ev 1.56
6 New Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Small.kj 1.46
7 +1 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q 1.26
8 +8 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Softomate.u 1.23
9 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.hz 1.16
10 +4 Email-Worm.Win32.Rays 1.07
11 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.gc 0.99
12 -5 Backdoor.IRC.Zapchast 0.95
13 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.gl 0.90
14 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.fh 0.73
15 New Trojan-Spy.Win32.Bancos.zm 0.60
16 New Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Small.asx 0.58
17 +2 not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.a 0.53
18 Re-entry Trojan-Downloader.Win32.INService.gen 0.52
19 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.gk 0.51
20 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.cj 0.49

UPS AND DOWNS

IM threats

October 2006 - 28%

The number of unique IM threats - those blocked for the first time byScanSafe - fell 28 per cent in October

New Unique IM threats: 36

Previous month: 50

Web viruses: October 2006 - 1.1%

After September's 47 per cent drop, the trend reversed in October with asmall rise. For the second consecutive month, zero-hour threatsaccounted for 14 per cent of all viruses blocked.

SPAM NATIONS

Top five countries % spam
(October 06) (of all email traffic)

Israel 79.5
United States 70.4
Hong Kong 69.6
Germany 66.4
Singapore 65.3
Bottom two countries
Spain 38.9
Japan 33.3
Global rate 60.0
Peak rate 80.1
UK 58.9

TOP 10 SPAM SUBJECT LINES

Listed below are ten of the most common spam subject lines received fromMcAfee customers during 24 hours in December. Spam campaigns can changerapidly so any spam, or missed spam, you receive in your inbox may notnecessarily correspond with the spam subjects in this list.

Source: McAfee

1 - It ready
2 - it shaw at magna
3 - ready to download
4 - best prices and offers
5 - It ready<BR>
6 - 400EUR
7 - Why be an average guy any longer
8 - Separate yourself from other men
9 - ...
10 - She will love you more than any other guy

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