Symantec Biannual Report on Virus Attack
Symantec Biannual has reported that 59% of vulnerabilities to virus attack were associated with Web application technologies, 25% for Mozilla browsers and 13 for Internet Explorer.
Some highlights include:
The number of vulnerabilities documented were 1862, the highest so far. Out of these 97% were moderately or highly severe and 73% of reported vulnerabilities were classified as easily exploitable.
About 59% of vulnerabilities were associated with Web application technologies and 25 vulnerabilities were reported for Mozilla browsers and 13 for Internet Explorer.
According to Symantec there are 57 attacks per day.They have also identified 10,352 bots per day.
The greatest increase is the ‘Denial of Service’ attacks which has grown from 119 to 927 per day, an increase of 679% over the previous reporting period.
Symantec also says that education and small business were targetted the most during the 6 month period of Jan 1 to June 30th.
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