TOP 20 ONLINE SCANNER

POSITION CHANGE IN NAME PERCENTAGE
POSITION
1 0 Trojan-Spy.Win32.Banker.anv 1.59
2 New Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Microjoin.bx 1.41
3 0 Email-Worm.Win32.Rays 1.12
4 +2 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q 0.97
5 New Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.asl 0.91
6 +4 not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.a 0.85
7 New Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.arv 0.83
8 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ddp 0.76
9 New Packed.Win32.Klone.g 0.67
10 New not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Delf.j 0.65
11 -2 Trojan.Win32.VB.ami 0.64
12 +8 Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.gen 0.58
13 New not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.163 0.52
14 Re-entry Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen 0.47
15 Re-entry Virus.Win32.Parite.b 0.44
16 -4 Trojan-Spy.Win32.Banbra.gi 0.43
17 New P2P-Worm.Win32.VB.dw 0.42
18 Re-entry Virus.Win32.Hidrag.a 0.42
19 New Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.gk 0.42
20 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Obfuscated.n 0.42

Kasperky's Top 20 Online Scanner includes all classes of malicious
programs: worms, trojans, backdoors, adware and potentially malicious
programs.

According to Kaspersky, the rankings show that virus writers are
currently obsessed with malicious code which can be used for espionage.
The list includes more than ten programs that try to harvest user
information and confidential data such as bank account numbers.

SOURCE: Kaspersky Lab


1:600 On average, up to one in 600 profile pages on social-networking
sites hosted some form of malware in July. Social-networking sites,
often assumed to be popular only with teens, accounted for approximately
1% of all web use in the workplace.

SOURCE: ScanSafe


TOP 10 BLOCKED SPYWARE & ADWARE

iWon 28.4%
Your Site Bar 11.4%
Gator 10.4%
Hotbar 2.8%
My Search 1.3%
gogoTools 1.1%
Comet Cursor 1.1%
Shopper Reports 0.7%
Starware 0.6%
Target Saver 0.5%

Spyware blocks increased by 19% in July after falling 1% in June.

ScanSafe reported the majority of malware found in social-networking
sites was adware and spyware. This ranged from more benign programs that
track usage to difficult-to-remove spyware that can affect a user's web
experience, for example, by redirecting the browser.

SOURCE: ScanSafe


PHISHING TARGETS
PayPal is the world's most phished sites, followed by eBay. As you would
expect, banks feature heavily in the top 10, with three US banks in the
top five, followed by several UK financial institutions.

ZOMBIE NATIONS

COUNTRY PERCENTAGE TOTAL
United States 19.08 964,020
China 14.56 735,598
South Korea 9.61 485,492
Germany 5.99 302,618
France 5.69 287,368
Brazil 5.56 281,168
Japan 3.70 186,691
UK 3.13 158,009
Spain 2.96 149,634

The national origin of zombie machines fluctuates daily, but the final
tally for July puts the US back on top.

SOURCE: CipherTrust


EUROPEAN UNION
1,320,985 - 26.16%

But, taken as a whole, the EU is the zombie king

SOURCE: CipherTrust


DIRECTORY HARVEST ATTACKS - NUISANCE SEEMS HERE TO STAY
March: 7,581,220
April: 17,905,906
May: 20,598,813
June: 25,216,077
July: 19,580,236
August: 24,392,394

SOURCE: Postini


ACCESS DENIED
Web blocks increased by 20% in August, with advertising and promotions
the singlest biggest category. Search engine portals and pornography
sites are the top categories of restricted websites that employees
attempt to access.
% OF COMPANIES
TYPE OF SITE MONITORED
Search & portals 62.9
Pornography 61.9
News & magazines 56.3
Gambling 49.2
Webmail 47.1
Chat & instant messaging 45.5
Music 39.7
Software & hardware 39.4
Advertising & promotion 29.9
Hosting & IT services 25.1

SOURCE: ScanSafe


SPAM WATCH
The chart shows the percentage of global email traffic that was defined
as spam in the year up to August 2006, based on 180 milliom emails
scanned daily. The average rate was 58.7%, peaking at 67.3% last
October.

SOURCE: MessageLabs