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China, United States Primary Source of Malicious IPs


New infographic from AlienVault Open Threat Exchange details trends in malicious cyber activity

San Mateo, CALIF. – August 2, 2012 – AlienVault, the only open and collaborative Unified Security Management platform delivering built-in controls and full visibility, released today an infographic, “The 2nd United Nations,” detailing the latest threat data generated by the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX). AlienVault’s OTX is the largest community-sourced information security threat intelligence feed and database, sourcing threat intelligence from 77 countries and analyzing more five million suspicious URLs since its launch earlier this year in February.

AlienVault’s infographic highlights some of the latest trends in malicious cyber activity as observed through OTX between February 2012 and July 2012, including:

  • The number of top IPs marked as malicious per country: According to OTX data, China and the United States rank one and two among the top five sources of malicious IP addresses.
  • Top five types of malicious activities detected: Host scanning was the dominant malicious activity observed by OTX contributors.
  • Top five types of malicious content detected: Executable files (.exe) and HTML content, along with .Zip, PDF and Flash files were the primary forms of malicious content detected.

For the complete analysis of malicious cyber activity by AlienVault’s OTX, view the full infographic here.

AlienVault’s OTX sources threat intelligence from a community of over 18,000 OSSIM and AlienVault users. Free to all users, AlienVault OTX aggregates, validates and publishes threat intelligence to any organization that contributes. Since its inception, AlienVault OTX has aggregated and analyzed nearly 30 million entries from the community, processed more than 1,000,000 malicious files and received more than 20,000 suspicious files per day.

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AlienVault®, an AT&T Company, has simplified the way organizations detect and respond to today’s ever evolving threat landscape. Our unique and award-winning approach, trusted by thousands of customers, combines the essential security controls of our all-in-one platform, AlienVault Unified Security Management®, with the power of AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange®, the world’s largest crowd-sourced threat intelligence community, making effective and affordable threat detection attainable for resource constrained IT teams.

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