Injection attacks are no. 1 target and twice as likely to happen in the UK. NTT Com Security Global Intelligence Threat Report analyses 6 billion attacks in 2014
17 June 2015, Theale, Reading – Around 60 per cent of all web application attacks in the UK are SQL injection attacks, making them the number one target for attackers. This is according to the latest 2015 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) announced by NTT Com Security, the global information security and risk management company.
- During 2014, 76% of identified vulnerabilities throughout all systems in the enterprise were more than 2 years old, and almost 9% of them were over 10 years old
- 74% of organisations had no incident response plan in place in 2014
- Incident response engagements involving malware threats increased 9% compared to 2013, from 43% to 52%
- Just 46% of new malware is detected by anti-virus software
- 52% of incidents were the result of malware
- 17 of the top 20 vulnerabilities resided in user systems, not on servers
- 56% of attacks against the NTT global client base originated from IP addresses within the US
- Finance continues to represent the number one targeted sector with 18% of all detected attacks.