Security Labs Report Jul 2009-Dec 2009 Recap

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 16, 2010

Security Labs Report Jul 2009-Dec 2009 Recap – “This report has been prepared by the M86 Security Labs team. It covers key trends and developments in Internet security over the last six months, as observed by the security analysts at M86 Security Labs. M86 Security Labs is a group of security analysts specializing in Email and Web threats, from spam to malware.
Key Points of this report:

  • Spam volumes increased dramatically in 2009, to over 200 billion per day with the vast majority sent through Botnets of infected computers. In the second half of 2009, 78% of all spam originated from the top 5 botnets alone by volume.
  • Malicious spam dramatically increased in volume, reaching 3 billion messages per day, compared to 600 million messages per day in the first half of 2009.
  • Even with adequate protection from Antivirus software, Zero Day Vulnerabilities left users vulnerable to potential attacks 40% of the time (in the 2nd half of 2009).”
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