[ISN] Cyber-Attackers Most Often Target Nine Business Apps: Research Report

http://www.eweek.com/security/cyber-attackers-most-often-target-nine-business-apps-research-report/ By Robert Lemos eWEEK.com 2013-02-23 An analysis of exploit and malware traffic inside corporate networks found that social networks account for few attacks, while 97 percent of exploit traffic focused on 10 applications, nine of which were critical business applications. The analysis of log data from 3,056 companies underscores that internal corporate applications, not multimedia and social-networking applications, are the focus of attackers, said Matt Keil, a senior research analyst with Palo Alto Networks, which compiled the report. Attackers directed most of their malicious traffic at ports used for communication with Microsoft’s SQL and remote procedure calls (RPC), Web browsers and the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, a common way of sharing access to file servers and printers, according to the report. The other network and application access protocols include Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS), Microsoft Office Communicator, Microsoft SQL Monitor and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org