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Zero-day Web malware blocks surpass yearly average

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#1 Blake


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:36 AM

In its monthly Global Threat Report issued today, ScanSafe, the pioneer and leading provider of SaaS Web Security, reported that the rate of zero-day malware blocks increased in November to 26%. The number increased significantly from the 16% of zero-day malware blocks reported in October and the 19% average reported for the year.

Throughout November, attackers were more intent than ever on ensuring the malware they used would bypass traditional security measures. Given the dynamic and costly nature of today’s Web threats, real-time scanning of Web traffic before it reaches the enterprise is more essential than ever.

In its latest report, ScanSafe also noted that backdoors and data theft Trojans increased from 13% of all Web malware blocks in October, to 30% of all blocks in November. Backdoors and data theft Trojans allow attackers to target exactly what type of information is stolen. READ MORE

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