WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, said that the malware attacks on SMBs (Small and Marginal Businesses) and distributed enterprises grew by 33% and that cyber criminals are increasingly using Microsoft Office documents to penetrate or inject malicious codes in to network systems. Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer at WatchGuard Technologies says that ‘After a full year of collecting and analysing Firebox Feed data, we can clearly see that cyber criminals are continuing to leverage sophisticated, evasive attacks and resourceful malware delivery schemes to steal valuable data’.
Some of the alarming statistics for the same say that malware attacks grew significantly while zero day malware variants rose 167%. About half of the malware was injected through basic Antivirus solutions. Similarly, Scripting attacks account for 48% of top malware threats.