Posts Tagged ‘zero-day attack’

Symantec CorpSymantec has conducted investigation into the attacks of “zero-day” (zero-day attack), received discouraging results: on average, hackers are able to unauthorized use of unknown vulnerabilities in a wide range of over 312 days or 10 months. Furthermore, the number and severity of these attacks in recent times only grow.

Exploit “zero day”, as the combination of a vulnerability, is not widely publicized, and the tools to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker in order to have great value for cybercriminals. Once the vulnerability becomes generally known, developers, and system administrators are beginning to work actively to block or neutralize the threat, then the next exploit “zero day” becomes almost useless to cybercriminals. (more…)