Here are some more interesting facts that are pointed out in the report.
- The most frequently used technique for attacking users online is exploiting vulnerabilities in programs or applications. Oracle Java received 50% of the attacks, while Adobe reader took its share of 28%.
- The number of new malicious applications has increased rapidly: in the first half of 2012 Kaspersky Lab recorded an average number of 125,000 new malware daily. Toward the end of the year this figure has climbed up to 200,000.
- Servers located in the United States were the most frequently used to host and deliver malicious objects (25.5% of all incidents). In 2010, the majority was hosted in China.
- Canada is placed in the 'high risk' group in the web attacks chart.
What will security look like in 2013? Every year, as technology grows and changes, malicious attacks catch up rapidly widening their coverage to newly introduced platforms and devices. Do you think 2013 might be any different?