Microsoft, Symantec, Verizon, and Trend Micro have all released security reports recently. There must have been enough time since the last quarter ended or something else coordinating them.
The reports cover topics like data breaches, vulnerabilities, exploits, hacktivism, malware, and more.
If you are a security-minded individual, give these a read through to learn about the latest trends in information security.
This year’s DBIR combines the expertise of 19 organizations from around the globe. Download the report to discover stats that might surprise you—from the percentage of espionage-related attacks to the astonishing length of time it often takes to spot a security breach. By knowing today’s threats, you can better protect your organization tomorrow.
Zero-Days hit users hard at the start of the year
The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) analyzes the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware using data from Internet services and over 600 million computers worldwide. Threat awareness can help you protect your organization, software, and people.
- 42% increase in targeted attacks in 2012.
- 31% of all targeted attacks aimed at businesses with less than 250 employees.
- One waterhole attack infected 500 organizations in a single day.
- 14 zero-day vulnerabilities.
- 32% of all mobile threats steal information.
- A single threat infected 600,000 Macs in 2012.
- Spam volume continued to decrease, with 69% of all email being spam.
- The number of phishing sites spoofing social networking sites increased 125%.
- Web-based attacks increased 30%.
- 5,291 new vulnerabilities discovered in 2012, 415 of them on mobile operating systems.