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

January 31, 2007

TOP 20 ONLINE SCANNER

Position Change in Name Percentage
position
1 +19 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Delf.awg 14.56
2 +7 Trojan.Win32.Dialer.hz 10.27
3 New Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.c 7.92
4 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.et 6.80
5 +5 Email-Worm.Win32.Rays 5.27
6 New Email-Worm.Win32.Mydoom.m 3.66
7 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.a 3.27
8 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Tiny.bm 3.08
9 -2 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q 3.03
10 -7 Trojan.Win32.Dialer.hh 2.51
11 New Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.gt 2.35
12 Re-entry Trojan.Win32.Agent.vg 2.22
13 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.dam 2.10
14 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Tiny.fb 2.08
15 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.on 1.59
16 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.fb 1.46
17 New Trojan.Win32.Dialer.qi 1.24
18 0 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.INService.gen 1.22
19 -2 not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.a 1.20
20 New Email-Worm.Win32.Scano.bk 1.16

UPS AND DOWNS

Spam

January 2007 - 30%

For one week in January, spam levels suddenly dropped. This wasattributed to a broken botnet or possibly an earthquake in Asia

Source:SoftScan

KEYLOGGING

2004-2006 - 250%

The total number of keylogging malware packages increased by 250 percent between January 2004 and May 2006

Source: McAfee

TOP 10 BLOCKED SPYWARE

The WinAntiVirusPro threat appears for the first time in this list, andnasty it is too: a rogue anti-spyware program that purports to scan anddetect malware or other problems on the computer. The application triesto persuade users into purchasing the program by displaying falsereadings and misleading results.

Source: Sunbelt software

SPAM NATIONS - TOP TEN COUNTRIES (16 JANUARY 2007)

No. of known spam issues
1 US 2,073
2 China 370
3 Russia 254
4 Japan 200
5 South Korea 166
6 Canada 151
7 UK 143
8 Hong Kong 138
9 The Netherlands 128
10 Germany 128

Countries with the highest number of spammers operating within theirnetworks are usually those with poor or non-existent spam laws. Spamhauscompiles data on spam every 24 hours.

Source: Spamhaus

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 TEXT SYSTEM ALERT - Output Distributor
2 hello!
3 The Perfect Day
4 your underd
5 your nuthatc
6 your gaggl
7 your chrysalide
8 transmission
9 reply
10 my theolog

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