Sunday, April 22, 2012

Websense 2012 Q1 Threat Report

The key findings:

  • 82% of malicious websites are hosted on compromised hosts. 
  • 55% of data-stealing malware communications are web-based.
  • 43% of Facebook activity is streaming media, including viral videos. 
  • 50% of malware redirects lead to the United States followed by Canada.
  • 60% of phishing attacks are hosted in the United States trailed by Canada. 
  • 74% of email is spam, compared to the previous year of 84%. 
  • Websense Labs has analyzed more than 200,000 Android apps and does see a noticeable quantity with malicious intent or permissions. 
  • Advanced threats can be described in six stages: lures, redirects, exploit kits, dropper files, call-home communications, and data theft. 
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