2012 Was the Year of the Exploit, F-Secure Says

The Finnish security firm has released its H2 2012 threat report

By Eduard Kovacs on February 6th, 2013 22:01 GMT

In 2011, Verizon said that hacktivists beat cybercriminals in data thefts, so the year was declared the “year of the hacktivist.”

According to F-Secure’s latest threat report, 2012 was the year of the exploit because exploit-related threats accounted for a large part of the detections recorded by the company’s cloud lookup systems.

The Finnish security firm’s H2 2012 Threat Report details some important aspects of the threat landscape.

Besides passwords and corporate espionage, it also contains case studies on bots, the ZeroAccess Trojan, the ZeuS malware, exploits, multi-platform attacks and mobile threats.

In addition, the report provides an incident calendar for the period between July and December 2012. The calendar highlights the most important cyber security events that marked the second half of the past year.

Besides the report, the company has also published an interesting infographic detailing the impact of the CVE-2011-2402 exploit.
Exploiting CVE-2011-2402 infographic from F-Secure (click to see full)
   Exploiting CVE-2011-2402 infographic from F-Secure (click to see full)
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