1More Cyber-Attacks Occur on Weekends Than a Weekday, Study Reveals
Fortinet released its 28-page FortiGuard Labs Q2 2017 Global Threat Landscape Report on Aug. 21, providing insight drawn from over 3 million network devices and sensors within production environments. Overall, Fortinet’s data quantified 184 billion exploit detections during the quarter for an average daily volume of 1.8 billion daily detections. Some days, however, tend to have more detections than others, with approximately 44 percent of all detections coming on either a Saturday or a Sunday. Also of note is the fact that across the infrastructure where Fortinet’s sensors are deployed the majority of organizations’ data traffic is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) over HTTPS connections. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Fortinet FortiGuard Labs Q2 2017 Global Threat Landscape Report.
2184 Billion Exploit Attempts Detected
3Weekends Are Busy
4Critical Vulnerability Exploit Attacks Growing
5Malware Going Mobile
6Most Firms See Few Botnets
7Telcos Had the Worst Botnet Infestations
8HTTPS Use Is Common
Looking at the daily traffic patterns, Fortinet found that across all surveyed industries, HTTPS encrypted traffic now represents the majority of data volume.