Spyware, viruses, & security forum: NEWS - May 13, 2013

by: Carol~ May 13, 2013 11:01 AM PDT

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NEWS - May 13, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 5/13/13 11:01 AM

Updated data shows prevalence of Java malware in 2012

From the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog:

Recently we released the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 14. The report initially presented data showing reduced Java malware detections in Q3 2012 and gaining prevalence in Q4 of 2012. During a later review of the backend data, we found that we were missing some detection counts from our initial calculations. We have revised the data, and Figure 1 shows the updated graph. [Screenshot :Figure 1. Machine count of detections for each exploit categories]

From Figure 1, what we can see clearly is the sudden rise in Java exploitation, as explained in the conclusion. As the HTML/JS category is usually used in delivering other exploit vectors (for example, Blacole pages leading to other Java and PDF, SWF exploits), Java malware is the most prevalent exploit vector that actually tries to exploit vulnerabilities in the software since 2011 .

Figure 2 shows the breakdown of individual Java exploits. In 2012 we saw four different Java vulnerabilities were used most, CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-0507, CVE-2012-4681, CVE-2012-5076. Details or guidelines for each vulnerability are available in the following articles:

Continued : https://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2013/05/12/updated-data-shows-prevalence-of-java-malware-in-2012.aspx

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