SOURCE: Fortinet

May 07, 2007 12:00 ET

Fortinet Announces Top Reported Threats for April 2007

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced the top 10 most reported high-risk threats for April 2007. The report, compiled from all FortiGate™ multi-threat security systems in production worldwide, is a service of the Fortinet Global Threat Research Team.

April 2007's top 10 threats, as determined by the degree of prevalence are:


Rank      Threat Name              Threat Type     % of Detections

1      HTML/BankFraud.E!phish        Phish              10.68

2      HTML/Phishbank.BGU!phish      Phish               5.57

3      W32/Stration.JQ@mm            Mass mailer         2.28

4      W32/Bagle.DY@mm               Mass mailer         2.01

5      W32/Netsky.P@mm               Mass mailer         1.95

6      HTML/Iframe_CID!exploit       Exploit             1.67

7      W32/Grew.A!worm               Worm                1.17

8      Adware/Solutions180           Adware              1.03

9      W32/Bagle.GT@mm               Mass mailer         1

10     W32/ANI07.A!exploit           Exploit             0.94
The April top 10 highlights the following:
--  While last month detections of HTML/Volksbanken!phish dropped down to
    21st place, with BankFraud.E ranking at 25th place and BankFraud.OD at 32nd
    place, April witnessed the return of phish detections at the top.
    BankFraud.E and Phishbank.BGU generic detections are totaling more than 16
    percent of global hits on FortiGate™ appliances worldwide. Overall,
    phishing detections have increased by 13.72% (from 3.72% to 17.44% of all
    detections) since last month.
    
--  Although in 10th place last month, Adware/ Solutions180 is now ranked
    at No. 8. Fortinet tracking shows an absence of activity peaks, which are
    characteristic of the use of large botnets for spyware/adware planting.
    
--  A Stration variant, W32/Stration.JQ@mm was seeded so heavily this
    month that it took over the third place in our top 10. A look at its
    activity evolution along the month shows that the majority of detection
    hits were gathered on a single day: April 19, 2007.
    
--  The W32/ANI07.A!exploit (aka MS07-017) has been steadily exploited
    along the month, and overall represents 1 percent of April's global malware
    activity, which is a tremendously high score for a mainly web-based
    exploit.
    
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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)

Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection -- including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and antispam -- providing customers a way to protect multiple threats as well as blended threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified eight times over by ICSA Labs (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IPS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and antispyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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