The M86 Security Labs team has prepared this report. It covers key trends and developments in Internet security over the last six months, as observed by the security analysts at M86 Security Labs.
M86 Security Labs is a group of security analysts specializing in email and Web threats, from spam to malware. They continuously monitor and respond to Internet security threats. The Security Labs’ primary purpose is to provide a value-added service to M86 customers as part of product maintenance and support. This service includes frequent updates to M86’s unique, proprietary anti-spam technology, SpamCensor, as well as Web threat and vulnerability updates to the M86 Secure Web Gateway products. The updates allow M86 customers to proactively detect and block new and emerging exploits, threats and malware.
M86 Security Labs analyzes spam, phishing, and malware activity, and follows Internet security trends. The team is well recognized in the industry for being among the first to study the effect of the emerging botnets, and regularly reports on newly discovered vulnerabilities and the exploits using them “in the wild.” Every day, the Security Labs team analyzes millions of distinct email messages and malware reports. The results of this analysis, correlated with the Web exploit and vulnerability research, provide M86 with a unique vantage point on Internet threats.