Friday, February 15, 2008

2008 Sophos Threat Report

The 2008 Sophos Threat Report is out, found here:

A few highlights...

  1. One new malicious Web page discovered every 14 seconds, or 6,000 a day
  2. 4 out 5 of these pages are hacked, legitimate sites
  3. 51.4% of malware-hosting sites are found in China, the new top country
  4. More infected web sites are running Apache (48.7%) than IIS 6 (40.6%)
  5. 1 in 909 emails contain malicious attachments, down from 1 in 44 in 2005
  6. 50,000 variants of Storm Worm were recorded in 2007
  7. 21 % of malware is written in China
  8. Symantec detected just 66% of new malware in independent testing, a poor 5th best
  9. The U.S. is still the top spam relaying country, with 22.5%
  10. 95% of all email is spam
Lots more to digest, and the outlook is darker with each new report. But take heart, if you work in NetSec, it all adds up to: job security!

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