We’ve just released our September internet threat statistics and the virus threat landscape has shifted again.
While viruses originating from India have declined by over six per cent, those produced by the US have risen by 4.03 per cent, making the country the number one virus producer in September.
The UK, which had risen to the third largest producer of viruses in May (when it was responsible for almost six per cent of viruses), has now dropped to tenth place at 2.2 per cent.
If anything, this highlights the fluidity of malware producers operations and once more emphasises the need for an international solution to be developed to tackle the persistent and ever-changing problem of cybercrime.
The US still dominates when it comes to spam production, and the majority of firewall attacks originate from the States.
Unfortunately, it is clear that many businesses fail to put adequate security measures in place to protect their networks, leaving firewall ports vulnerable to attack.
The September stats clearly show many attempts at exploiting ports such as TCP 1521, which is frequently used by Oracle as a “listener”.
Businesses that have a managed security solution in place can rest assured that theses attempted vulnerability exploits will not succeed, but those that don’t have these services in place need to ensure that their firewall is regularly checked for vulnerable points, otherwise hackers can and will find a work-around to gain access to the corporate network.
For further details on this months threat stats, please visit the Network Box website.
Cross-posted from NetworkBox