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STEAM-CIRT Summary & Trends for April 2008

Monthly Summary and Trends

The STEAM-CIRT saw a significant increase of 81% in the total number of events reported in April compared to March. The number of investigable events in April saw an even greater increase of 184% over March. Furthermore, classified incidents jumped by approximately 208%. Compared to the same month last year, classified IT incidents are 281% higher. Overall, the overwhelming number of copyright violations is attributed to this enormous increase.

In April, the STEAM-CIRT posted to the handler’s log about the following issue:

New Phishing Exploit Doesn’t Ask for Credentials
http://www.purdue.edu/securepurdue/steam/newsDetail.cfm?NewsID=212

Posted by Kitch Spicer on May 15, 2008, in Handlers Log.