Some interesting statistics in volume 14 of Microsoft’s SIR report
QUOTE: Yesterday, Microsoft released volume 14 of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR v14) which includes new threat intelligence from over a billion systems worldwide. I am reaching out as I thought your readers might have interest in hearing your perspectives on how the threat landscape is evolving based on data and analysis from the report.
* New research showed that, on average, computers without AV protection were 5.5 times more likely to be infected
* Figures reveal a surprising conclusion: one in 500 PCs that do have up-to-date protection will get hit by malware regardless.
* The study also found that 25%, or an estimated 270 million computers worldwide were not protected by up-to-date antivirus software
* In the second half of 2012, 70% of threats affecting enterprises were associated with malicious or compromised websites.
* Enterprises were more likely to encounter the iFrame redirection technique than any other malware family tracked in 4Q 2012.
* One specific iFrame redirection family called IframeRef, increased fivefold in the fourth quarter of 2012 to become the number one malicious technique encountered by enterprises worldwide.
* IframeRef was detected nearly 3.3 million times in the fourth quarter of 2012.
SIR VOLUME 14 – FULL REPORT