As you may know, I like numbers and statistics and there were a couple supplemental reports that I found interesting. The Year in Numbers and The 2010 Timeline. Each is a single page report with highlights from the year. The highlights, or lowlights depending on your view are:
93%Increase in Web Based Attacks - URL shorts were the main culprit accounting for 65% of the malicious URLs over a 3 month period.
260,000Identities Exposed per Breach - The average number for each of the data breaches during the year.
42%More Mobile Vulnerabilities – Remember, we’re now keeping our lives on these devices.
6,253New Vulnerabilities - More than any previous year and new vendors affected by a vulnerability grew 161%.
14New Zero-Day Vulnerabilities – From IE to Flash to Reader. Stuxnet used 4 unique zero-days.
74%Pharmaceutical Spam – 3/4 of all spam were for Rx pills. Will you take the red one or the blue one?
1 MillionPlus Bots – Rustock had over a million bots under control. No draft dodgers here.
$15 per 10,000 bots – Utility spam services…Get your bot herrrrrrrrrrah.
$.07 to $100per Credit Card – Cost of a stolen credit card but if you buy in bulk, get a discount.