1 APRIL 2015 VOLUME 20 INTERNET SECURITY THREAT REPORT
2 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS 4 Introduction 5 Executive Summary 9 IN NUMBERS 18 MOBILE DEVICES & THE INTERNET OF THINGS 19 Mobile Malware 23 SMS and the Interconnected Threat to Mobile Devices 25 Mobile Apps and Privacy 26 Internet of Things 26 Wearable Devices 27 Internet-Connected Everything 27 Automotive Security 28 The Network As the Target 29 Medical Devices Safety First, Security Second 31 WEB THREATS 32 Vulnerabilities 32 Heartbleed 32 ShellShock and Poodle 33 High-Profile Vulnerabilities and Time to Patch 34 The Vulnerability Rises 35 SSL and TLS Certificates Are Still Vital to Security 35 Vulnerabilities as a Whole 41 Compromised Sites 42 Web Attack Toolkits 43 Malvertising 43 Malvertising at Large 44 Denial of Service 45 SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS 46 Social Media 46 Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest 48 Affiliate Programs: The Fuel That Drives Social Media Scams 50 Instagram 51 Messaging Platforms 53 Dating Scams 54 Malcode in Social Media 54 The Rise of Antisocial Networking 54 Phishing 56 Phishing in Countries You Might Not Expect 58 Scams and Spam 60 TARGETED ATTACKS 61 Cyberespionage 62 Industrial Cybersecurity 63 Securing Industrial Control Systems 65 Reconnaissance Attacks 66 Watering Hole Attacks 69 Shifting Targets and Techniques 70 Threat Intelligence 70 Techniques Used In Targeted Attacks 77 DATA BREACHES & PRIVACY 83 Retailers Under Attack 84 Privacy and the Importance of Data Security 85 Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry 87 E-CRIME & MALWARE 88 The Underground Economy 90 Malware 93 Ransomware 93 Crypto-Ransomware 95 Digital Extortion: A Short History of Ransomware 97 Bots and Botnets 98 OSX as a Target 100 Malware on Virtualized Systems 101 APPENDIX 102 Looking Ahead 104 Best Practice Guidelines for Businesses Critical Security Controls 108 Critical Control Protection Priorities 111 Best Practice Guidelines for Consumers 112 Best Practice Guidelines for Website Owners 114 Footnotes 117 Credits 118 About Symantec 118 More Information
3 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report 3 CHARTS & TABLES 9 IN NUMBERS 18 MOBILE DEVICES & THE INTERNET OF THINGS 19 New Android Mobile Malware Families 20 Cumulative Android Mobile Malware Families 20 New Android Variants per Family 21 App Analysis by Symantec s Norton Mobile Insight 21 New Mobile Vulnerabilities 22 Mobile Vulnerabilities by Operating System 22 Mobile Threat Classifications 31 WEB THREATS 33 Heartbleed and ShellShock Attacks 35 New Vulnerabilities 36 Total Number of Vulnerabilities 36 Browser Vulnerabilities 37 Plug-In Vulnerabilities by Month 37 Top 10 Vulnerabilities Found Unpatched on Scanned Webservers 38 Scanned Websites with Vulnerabilities Percentage of Which Were Critical 38 Websites Found with Malware 39 Classification of Most Frequently Exploited Websites 39 Web Attacks Blocked per Month 40 New Unique Malicious Web Domains 40 Web Attacks Blocked per Day 42 Top 5 Web Attack Toolkits 42 Timeline of Web Attack Toolkit Use 44 DDoS Attack Traffic 45 SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS 47 Social Media 55 Phishing Rate (Not Spear-Phishing) 57 Phishing Rate 57 Number of Phishing URLs on Social Media 58 Overall Spam Rate 58 Estimated Global Spam Volume per Day 59 Global Spam Volume per Day 60 TARGETED ATTACKS 62 Vulnerabilities Disclosed in ICS Including SCADA Systems 66 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities 67 Top 5 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities, Time of Exposure & Days to Patch 68 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities, Annual Total 70 Distribution of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Organization Size 71 Risk Ratio of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Organization Size 71 Top 10 Industries Targeted in Spear-Phishing Attacks 72 Risk Ratio of Organizations in an Industry Impacted by Targeted Attack Sent by Spear-Phishing 72 Risk Ratio of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Industry 73 Spear-Phishing s per Day 73 Spear-Phishing Campaigns 74 Spear-Phishing Word Cloud 74 Risk Ratio of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Job Role 75 Risk Ratio of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Job Level 75 Average Number of Spear-Phishing Attacks per Day 76 Analysis of Spear-Phishing s Used in Targeted Attacks 77 DATA BREACHES & PRIVACY 78 Total Breaches 78 Breaches with More Than 10 Million Identities Exposed 79 Top Causes of Data Breach 79 Average Identities Exposed per Breach 80 Median Identities Exposed per Breach 80 Timeline of Data Breaches 81 Total Identities Exposed 82 Top 10 Sectors Breached by Number of Incidents 82 Top 10 Sectors Breached by Number of Identities Exposed 83 Top-Ten Types of Information Exposed 87 E-CRIME & MALWARE 89 Value of Information Sold on Black Market 90 New Malware Variants 90 Malware Rate (Overall) 91 Malware as URL vs. Attachment 91 Percent of Malware as URL vs. Attachment by Month 92 Proportion of Traffic in Which Malware Was Detected 92 Ransomware Over Time 93 Ransomware Total 94 Crypto-Ransomware 97 Number of Bots 97 Malicious Activity by Source: Bots 98 Top 10 Spam-Sending Botnets 99 Top 10 Mac OSX Malware Blocked on OSX Endpoints
4 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS Introduction Symantec has established the most comprehensive source of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 57.6 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. This network monitors threat activity in over 157 countries and territories through a combination of Symantec products and services such as Symantec DeepSight Intelligence, Symantec Managed Security Services, Norton consumer products, and other third-party data sources. In addition, Symantec maintains one of the world s most comprehensive vulnerability databases, currently consisting of more than 66,400 recorded vulnerabilities (spanning more than two decades) from over 21,300 vendors representing over 62,300 products. Spam, phishing, and malware data is captured through a variety of sources including the Symantec Probe Network, a system of more than 5 million decoy accounts, Symantec.cloud, and a number of other Symantec security technologies. Skeptic, the Symantec.cloud proprietary heuristic technology, is able to detect new and sophisticated targeted threats before they reach customers networks. Over 8.4 billion messages are processed each month and more than 1.8 billion web requests filtered each day across 14 data centers. Symantec also gathers phishing information through an extensive anti-fraud community of enterprises, security vendors, and more than 50 million consumers. Symantec Trust Services secures more than one million web servers worldwide with 100 percent availability since The validation infrastructure processes over 6 billion Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) look-ups per day, which are used for obtaining the revocation status of X.509 digital certificates around the world. The Norton Secured Seal is displayed almost one billion times per day on websites in 170 countries and in search results on enabled browsers. These resources give Symantec analysts unparalleled sources of data with which to identify, analyze, and provide informed commentary on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam. The result is the annual Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, which gives enterprises, small businesses, and consumers essential information to secure their systems effectively now and into the future.
5 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report 5 Executive Summary If there is one thing that can be said about the threat landscape, and Internet security as a whole, it is that the only constant is change. This can clearly be seen in : a year with far-reaching vulnerabilities, faster attacks, files held for ransom, and far more malicious code than in previous years. While was seen as the Year of the Mega Breach, had high-profile vulnerabilities grabbing the headlines. Data breaches are still a significant issue, since the number of breaches increased 23 percent and attackers were responsible for the majority of these breaches. However, attention shifted during the year from what was being exfiltrated to the way attackers could gain access. Vulnerabilities have always been a big part of the security picture, where operating system and browser-related patches have been critical in keeping systems secure. However, the discovery of vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed, ShellShock, and Poodle, and their wide-spread prevalence across a number of operating systems, brought the topic front and center. The conversation has shifted from discussing threat X that exploits a vulnerability to detailing how vulnerability Y is used by these threats and in these attacks. This is one of many constants that changed in. Based on the data collected by the Symantec Intelligence network and the analysis of our security experts, here are other trends of note in. Attackers Are Moving Faster, Defenses Are Not Within four hours of the Heartbleed vulnerability becoming public, Symantec saw a surge of attackers stepping up to exploit it. Reaction time has not increased at an equivalent pace. Advanced attackers continue to favor zero-day vulnerabilities to silently sneak onto victims computers, and had an all-time high of 24 discovered zero-day vulnerabilities. As we observed with Heartbleed, attackers moved in to exploit these vulnerabilities much faster than vendors could create and roll out patches. In, it took 204 days, 22 days, and 53 days, for vendors to provide a patch for the top three most exploited zero-day vulnerabilities. By comparison, the average time for a patch to be issued in was only four days. The most frightening part, however, is that the top five zero-days of were actively used by attackers for a combined 295 days before patches were available.
6 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS Attackers Are Streamlining and Upgrading Their Techniques, While Companies Struggle to Fight Old Tactics In, attackers continued to breach networks with highly targeted spear-phishing attacks, which increased eight percent overall. They notably used less effort than the previous year, deploying 14 percent less towards 20 percent fewer targets. Attackers also perfected watering hole attacks, making each attack more selective by infecting legitimate websites, monitoring site visitors and targeting only the companies they wanted to attack. Further complicating companies ability to defend themselves was the appearance of Trojanized software updates. Attackers identified common software programs used by target organizations, hid their malware inside software updates for those programs, and then waited patiently for their targets to download and install that software in effect, leading companies to infect themselves. Last year, 60 percent of all targeted attacks struck small- and medium-sized organizations. These organizations often have fewer resources to invest in security, and many are still not adopting basic best practices like blocking executable files and screensaver attachments. This puts not only the businesses, but also their business partners, at higher risk. Cyberattackers Are Leapfrogging Defenses in Ways Companies Lack Insight to Anticipate As organizations look to discover attackers using stolen employee credentials and identify signs of suspicious behavior throughout their networks, savvy attackers are using increased levels of deception and, in some cases, hijacking companies own infrastructure and turning it against them. In, Symantec observed advanced attackers: Deploying legitimate software onto compromised computers to continue their attacks without risking discovery by anti-malware tools. Leveraging a company s management tools to move stolen IP around the corporate network. Using commonly available crimeware tools to disguise themselves and their true intention if discovered. Building custom attack software inside their victim s network, on the victim s own servers. Using stolen accounts from one corporate victim to spear-phish their next corporate victim. Hiding inside software vendors updates, in essence Trojanizing updates, to trick targeted companies into infecting themselves. Given all of this stealthy activity, it s not surprising that Symantec Incident Response teams brought in to investigate one known breach to an organization discovered additional breaches still in progress.
7 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report 7 Almost no company, whether large or small, is immune. Five out of every six large companies (2,500+ employees) were targeted with spear-phishing attacks in, a 40 percent increase over the previous year. Small- and medium-sized businesses also saw an uptick, with attacks increasing 26 percent and 30 percent, respectively. Malware Used In Mass Attacks Increases and Adapts Non-targeted attacks still make up the majority of malware, which increased by 26 percent in. In fact, there were more than 317 million new pieces of malware created last year, meaning nearly one million new threats were released into the wild each day. Some of this malware may not be a direct risk to organizations and is instead designed to extort end-users. Beyond the annoyance factor to IT, however, it impacts employee productivity and diverts IT resources that could be better spent on high-level security issues. Malware authors have various tricks to avoid detection; one is to spot security researchers by testing for virtual machines before executing their code. In, up to 28 percent of all malware was virtual machine aware. This should serve as a wake-up call to security researchers who are dependent on virtual sandboxing to observe and detect malware. It also makes clear that virtual environments do not provide any level of protection. Certain malware like W32.Crisis, upon detecting a virtual machine, will search for other virtual machine images and infect them. Digital Extortion on the Rise: 45 Times More People Had Their Devices Held Hostage in While most people associate extortion with Hollywood films and mafia bosses, cybercriminals have used ransomware to turn extortion into a profitable enterprise, attacking big and small targets alike. Ransomware attacks grew 113 percent in, driven by more than a 4,000 percent increase in crypto-ransomware attacks. Instead of pretending to be law enforcement seeking a fine for stolen content, as we ve seen with traditional ransomware, crypto-ransomware holds a victim s files, photos and other digital media hostage without masking the attacker s intention. The victim will be offered a key to decrypt their files, but only after paying a ransom that can range from $300-$500 and that s no guarantee their files will be freed. In, crypto-ransomware accounted for a negligible percentage of all ransomware attacks (0.2 percent, or 1 in 500 instances). However, in, crypto-ransomare was seen 45 times more frequently. While crypto-ransomware predominately attacks devices running Windows, Symantec has seen an increase in versions developed for other operating systems. Notably, the first piece of crypto-ransomware on mobile devices was observed on Android last year. Cybercriminals Are Leveraging Social Networks and Apps to Do Their Dirty Work remains a significant attack vector for cybercriminals, but there is a clear movement toward social media platforms. In, Symantec observed that 70 percent of social media scams were manually shared. These scams spread rapidly and are lucrative for cybercriminals because people are more likely to click something posted by a friend.
9 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report 9 IN NUMBERS
10 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS Grayware apps, which aren t malicious by design but do annoying and inadvertently harmful things like track user behaviour, accounted for 36 percent of all mobile apps New Android Mobile Malware Families Cumulative Android Mobile Malware Families 6.3 M 6.1 M 1 M.7 M 2.3 M 2.2 M Total Apps Analyzed Total Apps Classified as Malware Total Apps Classified as Grayware ,839 7,612 App Analysis by Symantec s Norton Mobile Insight New Android Variants per Family Cumulative Android Mobile Malware Variants New Mobile Vulnerabilities Symantec found that 17 percent of all Android apps (nearly one million total) were actually malware in disguise. MOBILE DEVICES
11 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report % 77% 20% 16% Scanned Websites with Vulnerabilities Percentage of Which Were Critical 6,549 6, , ,734 Web Attacks Blocked per Day New Vulnerabilities Within four hours of the Heartbleed vulnerability becoming public, Symantec saw a surge of attackers stepping up to exploit it. 1 in 1,126 1 in 566 Websites Found with Malware Inverse Graph: Smaller Number = Greater Risk 1 SSL/TLS Poodle Vulnerability 2 Cross-Site Scripting 3 SSL v2 support detected 4 SSL Weak Cipher Suites Supported 5 Invalid SSL certificate chain Top 5 Vulnerabilities Found Unpatched on Scanned Web Servers WEB THREATS
12 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS in % 66% 1 in 392 Overall Spam Rate Phishing Rate Inverse Graph: Smaller Number = Greater Risk % 81% Fake Offering Social Media Scams % 2% Manually Shared Social Media Scams In, Symantec observed that 70 percent of social media scams were manually shared. 3,829 6,993 Average Number of Phishing URLs on Social Media 28 Billion 29 Billion Estimated Global Spam Volume per Day SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA
13 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report Spear Phishing s per Day Campaigns Recipients per Campaign Average Number of Attacks per Campaign 9 Days 8 Days Average Duration of a Campaign Industry Manufacturing Services Nontraditional 20% 13% 20% 14% Spear Phishing Campaigns Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 18% 13% Industry Risk Ratio Mining Wholesale 1 in % 1 in % 1 in % 1 in % Services Professional Wholesale 11% 15% 10% 5% Top 10 Industries Targeted in Spear-Phishing Attacks Manufacturing Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas & Sanitary Services 1 in % 1 in % 1 in % 1 in % Public Administration (Government) 1 in % 1 in % Risk Ratio of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Industry TARGETED ATTACKS
14 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS Individual Contributor 1 in % Manager 1 in % Intern 1 in % Director 1 in % Support 1 in % Top 5 Risk Ratio of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Job Level Sales/Marketing 1 in % Finance 1 in % 34% 30% 25% 31% 41% 39% Operations 1 in % R&D 1 in % Distribution of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Organization Size Small Businesses (SMBs) 1 to 250 Employees Medium-Size Businesses 251 to 2,500 Employees Risk Ratio of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Organization Size Large Enterprises 2,500+ Employees IT 1 in % Top 5 Risk Ratio of Spear-Phishing Attacks by Job Role.doc 39%.exe 23%.scr 9%.au3 8%.jpg 5% Spear-Phishing s Used in Targeted Attacks 45% 1 in % 1 in % 1 in % 1 in % 1 in % 1 in 2.3 Last year, 60 percent of all targeted attacks struck small- and medium-sized organizations.
15 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report 15 In total, the top five zero-days of were actively exploited by attackers for a combined 295 days before patches were available Average Days to Patch by Vendor for Top 5 Zero-Days Total Days of Exposure for Top 5 Zero-Days Number of Attacks Detected (THOUSANDS) % Microsoft ActiveX Control 10% Microsoft Internet Explorer 7% Adobe Flash Player 2% Adobe Flash Player <1% Microsoft Windows 81% Microsoft ActiveX Control Top 5 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Days of Exposure and Days to Patch Number of Days After Vulnerability Publication Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
16 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS M 552 M 1.1 M 2.2 M 7,000 6,777 Total Breaches Total Identities Exposed Average Identities Exposed per Breach Median Identities Exposed per Breach The number of breaches increased 23 percent in. Attackers were responsible for the majority of these breaches. Healthcare % Retail 34 11% Education 31 10% Gov. & Public 26 8% 4 8 Breaches with More Than 10 Million Identities Exposed Financial 19 6% Top 5 Sectors Breached by Number of Incidents Real Names 69% Gov. ID Numbers (e.g, SSN) 45% Home Addresses 43% Retail 205M 59% Financial 80M 23% Computer Software 35M 10% Healthcare 7M 2% Financial Information 36% Birth Dates 35% Top 10 Types of Information Exposed Gov. & Public 7M 2% Top 5 Sectors Breached by Number of Identities Exposed DATA BREACHES
17 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SCAMS & SOCIAL MEDIA TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report M 252M New Malware Variants (Added Each Year) 1 in in 196 Malware Rate Inverse Graph: Smaller Number = Greater Risk 24 K Per Day 8.8 Million Item 1,000 Stolen Addresses Cost $0.50 to $10 Ransomware Total 11 K Per Day 4.1 Million Credit Card Details $0.50 to $20 Scans of Real Passports Stolen Gaming Accounts $1 to $2 $10 to $15 Custom Malware $12 to $3500 Ransomware attacks grew 113 percent in, along with 45 times more crypto-ransomware attacks. 1,000 Social Network Followers $2 to $12 Stolen Cloud Accounts $7 to $8 1.9M 2.3M Number of Bots In, up to 28 percent of all malware was virtual machine aware % 25% Malware as URL vs. Attachment 1 Million Verified Spam Mail-outs Registered and Activated Russian Mobile Phone SIM Card Value of Information Sold on Black Market $70 to $150 $100 E-CRIME & MALWARE
18 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS MOBILE DEVICES & THE INTERNET OF THINGS
19 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report 19 Mobile Devices and the Internet of Things With billions of smartphones and potentially many billions of Internet-connected devices of all kinds, the focus of Internet security is shifting from the desktop and the data center to the home, the pocket, the purse, and, ultimately, the infrastructure of the Internet itself. Mobile Malware The tenth anniversary of mobile malware occurred in. In 2004, researchers discovered SymbOS.Cabir, 1 a worm that spread through Bluetooth and targeted the Symbian OS, the most popular mobile operating system at the time. 2 Today many apps contain malware. As of, Symantec has identified more than 1 million apps that are classified as malware. This includes 46 new families of Android malware in. In addition, there are perhaps as many as 2.3 million grayware apps that, while not technically malware, display undesirable behavior, such as bombarding the user with advertising % 57-45% New Android Mobile Malware Families At a Glance There are now more than 1 million malicious apps in existence. Proof-of-concept attacks on the Internet of Things are here, including wearables, Internet infrastructure, and even cars. Devices on the cusp of the Internet of Things, such as routers, network-attached storage devices, and embedded Linux devices, are already under attack. The falling number of families doesn t indicate that this problem is going away but just that the rate of innovation is slowing. New Android Mobile Malware Families The falling number of families doesn t indicate that this problem is going away but just that the rate of innovation is slowing. This may be because existing malware is effective enough and there is less demand for new software. In addition, the overall trend masks significant fluctuations from month to month. The drop also suggests that developers are maximizing the number of variants per family, for example, by repackaging well-known games and apps with malware. Symantec expects the growth in mobile malware to continue in 2015, becoming more aggressive in targeting a user s money. Already 51 percent of U.S. adults bank online and 35 percent use mobile phones to do so. 4 This creates an incentive for malware writers to target phones to capture bank details. 5 Today, Android malware can intercept text messages with authentication codes from your bank and forward them to attackers. Fake versions of legitimate banks mobile applications also exist, hoping to trick users into giving up account details.
20 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS In there were 46 new mobile malware families discovered Cumulative Android Mobile Malware Families, 2011 Cumulative Android Mobile Malware Families 48-16% There was a 16 percent drop in the number of Android variants per family in % New Android Variants per Family New Android Variants per Family
21 MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS 2015 Internet Security Threat Report 21 Total Apps Analyzed Total Apps Classified as Malware 2012 Millions Of the 6.3 million apps analyzed in, one million of these were classified as malware, while 2.3 million were classified as grayware. A further 1.3 million apps within the grayware category were classified as madware. Total Apps Classified as Grayware Total Grayware Further Classified as Madware Known Ad Libraries Malware Definition Programs and files that are created to do harm. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Grayware Definition Programs that do not contain viruses and that are not obviously malicious but that can be annoying or even harmful to the user (for example, hack tools, accessware, spyware, adware, dialers, and joke programs). Madware Definition Aggressive techniques to place advertising in your mobile device s photo albums and calendar entries and to push messages to your notification bar. Madware can even go so far as to replace a ringtone with an ad. App Analysis by Symantec s Norton Mobile Insight App Analysis by Symantec s Norton Mobile Insight % There were 168 mobile vulnerabilities disclosed in, a 32 percent increase compared to % New Mobile Vulnerabilities New Mobile Vulnerabilities
22 Internet Security Threat Report MOBILE & IOT WEB THREATS SOCIAL MEDIA & SCAMS TARGETED ATTACKS 100% 80 82% 84% 84% of mobile vulnerabilities related to Apple ios in, compared with 11% for Android, 4% for BlackBerry and 1% for Nokia % 11% 1% 4% 0% 1% ios Android Blackberry OS Windows Phone Mobile Vulnerabilities by Operating System, Mobile Vulnerabilities by Operating System 35% Traditional threats increased 6 percentage points between and, while threats that steal information from the device or track users declined in. Send Content Adware Annoyance Reconfigure Device Traditional Threats Steal Information Track User Send Content Threats that send premium SMS, Spam and SEO Poisoning threats. Adware/Annoyance Threats that cause advertisement popups and unwanted information. Reconfigure Device Threats that modify user settings, and elevates privileges. Traditional Threats Threats like Backdoor Trojans, Downloaders, DDoS utility, Hacktool and Security Alerts. Steal Information Threats that steal device data, media files and any user credentials. Eg., Banking Trojan. Track User Threats that spy on users, tracks user location. Mobile Threat Classifications, 2012 Mobile Threat Classifications
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