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==Additional Notes and Highlights==
 
==Additional Notes and Highlights==
  
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
  
  Executive Summary
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Executive Summary
  Types of Malware
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*Types of Malware
  Categories of Malware Damages
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*Categories of Malware Damages
  Major Findings
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*Major Findings
  Additional Information About This Study
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*Additional Information About This Study
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  The Scope and Economic Impact of Malware Attacks
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The Scope and Economic Impact of Malware Attacks
  The Seriousness of Malware Threats
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*The Seriousness of Malware Threats
  Changes in Malware Threat Levels in the Past 12 Months
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*Changes in Malware Threat Levels in the Past 12 Months
  Challenges in Estimating Malware Damages
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*Challenges in Estimating Malware Damages
  Frequency and Economic Impact of Malware Attacks by Organization
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*Frequency and Economic Impact of Malware Attacks by Organization
  Vectors for Malware Infections
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*Vectors for Malware Infections
 
   
 
   
  Analysis of Malware Events by Type
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Analysis of Malware Events by Type
  Destructive Viruses
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*Destructive Viruses
  Spyware
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*Spyware
  Adware
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*Adware
  Hacker Tools
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*Hacker Tools
  Botnets
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*Botnets
  Economic Impact of Malware Events by Type
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*Economic Impact of Malware Events by Type
 
   
 
   
  Worldwide Impact of Malware Events
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Worldwide Impact of Malware Events
  Malware Cost Damages Worldwide 1997-2006
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*Malware Cost Damages Worldwide 1997-2006
  Top Ten Malware Events in 2006
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*Top Ten Malware Events in 2006
  Financial Impact of Leading Malware Attacks by Year
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*Financial Impact of Leading Malware Attacks by Year
  Top Ten All-Time Most Costly Malware Attacks
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*Top Ten All-Time Most Costly Malware Attacks
 
   
 
   
  Profiles of the Top Ten Malware Entities of 2006
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Profiles of the Top Ten Malware Entities of 2006
  Mytob
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*Mytob
  Sdbot
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*Sdbot
  Netsky  
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*Netsky  
  Sober  
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*Sober  
  Nyxem  
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*Nyxem  
  Zafi  
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*Zafi  
  Bagle  
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*Bagle  
  Warezov  
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*Warezov  
  Lovgate  
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*Lovgate  
  Mydoom  
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*Mydoom  
 
   
 
   
  Demographics
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Demographics

Revision as of 20:11, 21 June 2010

Malware Report: The Economic Impact of Viruses, Spyware, Adware, Botnets, and Other Malicious Code

Full Citation

Computer Economics, Inc. (2007): 2007 Malware Report. The Economic Impact of Viruses, Spyware, Adware, Botnets, and Other Malicious Code. Purchase

BibTeX

Categorization

Issues: Economics of Cybersecurity, Industry Reports

Key Words

Crimeware

Identity Fraud/Theft

Keylogger

Malware

Phishing

Scareware

Synopsis

This report is based on a survey of IT security professionals and IT executives worldwide. It reports on the seriousness and overall change in the malware threat level by type (destructive virus attacks, spyware attacks, adware attacks, botnet code infections, and hacker tool infections). For each type of malicious code attack, it provides statistics for remediation cost, user hours lost, system downtime, and total cost damages. It then summarizes the annual damages by organization size, and provides historical estimates the total economic impact of malware by year for the period of 1997-2006. Analysis of the top ten malware entities in 2006 is also provided.

Additional Notes and Highlights

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Types of Malware
  • Categories of Malware Damages
  • Major Findings
  • Additional Information About This Study

The Scope and Economic Impact of Malware Attacks

  • The Seriousness of Malware Threats
  • Changes in Malware Threat Levels in the Past 12 Months
  • Challenges in Estimating Malware Damages
  • Frequency and Economic Impact of Malware Attacks by Organization
  • Vectors for Malware Infections

Analysis of Malware Events by Type

  • Destructive Viruses
  • Spyware
  • Adware
  • Hacker Tools
  • Botnets
  • Economic Impact of Malware Events by Type

Worldwide Impact of Malware Events

  • Malware Cost Damages Worldwide 1997-2006
  • Top Ten Malware Events in 2006
  • Financial Impact of Leading Malware Attacks by Year
  • Top Ten All-Time Most Costly Malware Attacks

Profiles of the Top Ten Malware Entities of 2006

  • Mytob
  • Sdbot
  • Netsky
  • Sober
  • Nyxem
  • Zafi
  • Bagle
  • Warezov
  • Lovgate
  • Mydoom

Demographics