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Perimeter Most malware attacks originate in U.S.
MILFORD, Conn. (9/5/12)--A report from CUNA Strategic Services provider Perimeter E-Security puts the kibosh on the commonly held belief that most malicious software, or malware, attacks come from overseas.

During the first six months of 2012, more than half (55.6%) of  all attacks and security threats originated in the U.S., said the report from the Milford, Conn.-based company, which provides security services to credit unions and other financial institutions.

The report indicates that the number of security incidents among its 861 financial institution clients increased steadily from January to May, with a slight decline recorded in June. During the reporting period, 1,619 likely and confirmed compromises were found, with about 56% of Perimeter's clients reporting at least one security incident. Perimeter E-Security suggested that the attacks and threats are more likely to take place in spring, rather than winter (American Banker Sept. 4)

The report attributed two reasons for the trend in U.S. generated threats: Most of its clients block traffic to and from non-U.S. internet service providers, and nearly all the financial institutions under scrutiny are based in the U.S.

Most of the security threats involved Trojan-related malware infections.

Perimeter E-Security and CSS will conduct a webinar Sept. 18 on E-mail Security and Credit Unions: The Ins and Outs of E-mail Encryption. For more information, use the link.
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