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Report: Advanced Malware Targeting Organizations up Nearly 400 Percent

There’s been a huge jump in malicious, web-based infections targeting companies in the last year, a nearly 400 percent increase from last year, according to research released today by network security company FireEye. The company’s “Advanced Threat Report – 1H 2012,” blames the jump on attackers’ ability to penetrate organizations’ usual security infrastructures.

Microsoft Now Using IP Address to Map Malware Infections

Microsoft has a new way of determining the geolocation of systems infected with malware, and it had subtle but relevant effects on the 11th volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. It’s a novel concept, instead of relying on an administrator-specified setting that anyone with hands and a mouse can change, they are now relying on IP addresses.

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