1Security Stats Show Mobile Malware, XSS as Top Concerns
by Sean Michael Kerner
2Android Malware Is Rising
Data from F-Secure shows strong growth for malware, spyware and adware on Android.
3Mac Malware Is Growing—Slowly
F-Secure also found that malware targeting Apple’s Mac OS is growing, though the total number remains small.
4Blackhole is the Top Exploit Kit
According to F-Secure’s data, 71 percent of all exploit-kit detections came from only five exploit kits: Blackhole, SweetOrange, Crimeboss, Styx and Cool.
5Exploit Kits: A Global Problem
SilverSky found that malicious IP addresses in the U.S. and Germany were hosting exploit kits as well as launching remote scans against targets.
6Top 10 Threats for Financial Institutions
SilverSky found the Blackhole Exploit kit to be the top threat for financial institutions, followed closely by the Darkleech exploit kit.
7Security Incidents for Financial Institutions Are Declining
There is a silver lining in the SilverSky data: So far in 2013, security incidents are fewer than they were at the same point last year.
8Security Disclosures Are Flat
IBM’s also has good news on the security front. According to IBM, the current forecast for 2013 is for almost the same number of vulnerability disclosures as were reported in 2012.
9Top Web Application Vulnerability: Cross-Site Scripting
According to IBM, cross-site scripting (XSS) accounts for more than half of all Web application vulnerabilities.
10The Consequences of Exploitation
According to the IBM, the top consequence of an organization being exploited is that an attacker gains access.