Sophos Security Threat Report 2009

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Sophos Security Threat Report 2009

Postby long_way » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:52 am

2008 At a Glance

Biggest malware threats – SQL injection attacks against websites and the rise of scareware

New web infections – one new infected webpage discovered by Sophos every 4.5 seconds

Malicious email attachments – five times more at the end of 2008 than at the beginning

Spam-related webpages – one new webpage discovered
by Sophos every 15 seconds

New scareware websites – five identified every day

Top malware-hosting country – US with 37 percent

Top spam-relaying continent – Asia with 36.6 percent

Amount of business email that is spam – 97 percent

Malware Chart Rundown

The US tops the chart with just under three in every eight infected webpages based there. This shows an increase over 2007, when it accounted for less than one in four (23.4 percent) .

China, which was responsible for hosting more than half (51.4 percent) of all the world’s malware in 2007, has now almost halved its proportional
contribution to the problem.

The Czech Republic is a new entrant on the list and hosts over one percent of all the world’s malware on the web.

Poland, France, Canada, Netherlands were present in positions six, eight, nine and ten respectively in 2007, but now have too few malicious websites to appear on the chart. ... 009-na.pdf
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