Data Breach Threat Intelligence By The Numbers

Black Hole Exploit Toolkit, Memory Scraping Malware

The Black Hole automated attack toolkit was used in more than 70 percent of all client-side attacks, Trustwave said. Attackers used memory-scraping malware to probe system memory and steal sensitive data in about 50 percent of investigations where malware had data collection functionality, Trustwave said. Attackers used malicious PDF files, targeting Adobe Reader vulnerabilities in 61 percent of all client-side attacks in 2012.

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