MS SIR Volume 16: July 2013 to December 2013
7 May 2014 - "Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report volume 16 (SIRv16) was released today, providing threat trends on malware encounter rates, infection rates, vulnerabilities, exploits, and more for 110 countries/regions worldwide. The report is designed to help IT and security professionals better protect themselves and their organizations from cyberattacks. Malware data is gathered from the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), which is used to calculate the infection rate (Computers Cleaned per Mille (CCM), and our real-time protection products are used to derive the encounter rate. One of the more notable findings included in the report was an increase in worldwide infection rates and encounter rates. About 21.2 percent of reporting computers encountered malware each quarter in 2013. We also saw an infection rate of 11.7 CCM. More specifically, the infection rate increased from a CCM rate of 5.6 in the third quarter of 2013 to 17.8 in the fourth—a threefold increase, and the largest infection rate increase ever measured by the MSRT between two consecutive quarters. This rise was predominantly affected by malware using deceptive tactics, influenced by three families not unfamiliar to readers of this blog: Sefnit, and its related families Rotbrow and Brantall..."
Malware infections tripled in late 2013, Microsoft finds
May 7, 2014
May 08, 2014
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