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Commtouch february 2013 internet threats trend report

  1. 1. Internet Threats Trend Report February 20131 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  2. 2. February 2013 Threat Report The following is a condensed version of the February 2013 Commtouch Internet Threats Trend Report You can download the complete report at http://www.commtouch.com/threat-report-feb-2013 Copyright© 2012 Commtouch Software Ltd. Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch, Authentium, Command Antivirus and Command Anti-malware are registered trademarks, of Commtouch. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch.2 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  3. 3. Malware Trends
  4. 4. Android Malware  178,000 unique samples collected in Jan 2013  Slight drop from unusual high in December4 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  5. 5. Email-attached-malware levels  Large outbreaks in November/December • Xerox scanner and eFax themes  Lower than average levels since mid-December5 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  6. 6. Spam Trends
  7. 7. Spammer tricks  Spammers continued to use phony LinkedIn and Facebook-like notifications • `These were supplemented with “support center” and “notification” emails7 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  8. 8. Spam levels  Average daily spam level was 90 billion messages per day • Lowest level was 52 billion • Highest level was 134 billion8 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  9. 9. Spam Percentage  Spam averaged between 71% and 80% of all emails sent globally9 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  10. 10. Spam Topics Cloud  Frequently occurring terms printed in proportionally larger text10 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  11. 11. Web Security Trends
  12. 12. Harvard University’s Department of Government website hosts spam page Source: anchous.info12 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  13. 13. Web categories: malware  Analysis of which categories of legitimate Web sites were most likely to be hiding malware pages (usually without the knowledge of the site owner)  Education category on top again Rank Category Rank Category 1 Education 6 Health & Medicine 2 Travel 7 Restaurants & Dining Streaming Media & 3 Sports 8 Downloads 4 Business 9 Leisure & Recreation Pornography/Sexually 5 Entertainment 10 explicit13 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  14. 14. Web categories: phishing  Analysis of which categories of legitimate Web sites were most likely to be hiding phishing pages (usually without the knowledge of the site owner)  Portals (offering free website hosting) remained at the highest position Rank Category Rank Category 1 Portals 6 Restaurants & Dining 2 Computers & Technology 7 Business 3 Shopping 8 Streaming media 4 Education 9 Health & Medicine 5 Fashion & Beauty 10 Travel14 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  15. 15. PayPal phishing  Uses very long URL • http://service.confirm.p aypal.cmd.cgi- bin.2466sd4f3e654sqd4 e6d23sd8ed52s3d24e8 d4sd8e74ds4d3d.dsqd5 6d5e8d25s.fdsf456e6d5 sde8d56s4d.d545d4e84 d5d.d89d98jhnd9ed.545 5d57s5656.friponne.fr/  Easily tricks mobile users  Illustrates need for Web security on mobile15 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  16. 16. Zombie Hotspots
  17. 17. Zombie Hotspots  India still hosts over 17% of the world’s spam sending zombies  Romania and Columbia dropped out of the top 15 • Replaced by US and Taiwan17 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  18. 18. You can download the complete report at http://www.commtouch.com/threat-report-feb-201318 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.
  19. 19. For more information contact: sales@commtouch.com 888 974 5805 (Americas) +49 30 5200 560 (EMEA) +972 9 863 6888 (APAC) Web: www.commtouch.com Blog: http://blog.commtouch.com19 | Trend Report Overview Real Security. In Real Time.

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