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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report released
« on: 14. July 2007., 23:28:47 »
Symantec has released it semi-annual threat report. After reviewing the document here are a few items I found of most interest or highlights.
The government sector accounted for 25 percent of all identity theft-related data breaches, more than any other sector.
The government sector was the sector most frequently targeted by DoS attacks, accounting for 30 percent of all detected attacks.
Symantec observed an average of 63,912 active bot-infected computers per day, an 11 percent increase from the previous period.
Item   
Advertized Price US Dollars

United States-based credit card with card verification value   
$1–$6

United Kingdom-based credit card with card verification value   
$2–$12

List of 29,000 emails   
$5

Online banking account with a $9,900 balance   
$300

Yahoo Mail cookie exploit—advertised to facilitate full access when successful   
$3

Valid Yahoo and Hotmail email cookies   
$3

Compromised computer   
$6–$20

Phishing Web site hosting—per site   
$3–5

Verified PayPal account with balance (balance varies)   
$50–$500

Unverified PayPal account with balance (balance varies)   
$10–$50

Skype account   
$12

World of Warcraft account—one month duration   
$10


You can get your own copy of the report at

http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/theme.jsp?themeid=threatreport



Other interesting links in the report

http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm

http://www.grumbletext.co.uk/

http://www.fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/internetschemes.htm

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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report released
« on: 14. July 2007., 23:28:47 »




 

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