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[Honeypot Alert] Status Report for February 2012

Monthly Web Honeypot Status Report

We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback on our web-based honeypot alert blog posts. While we agree that this data is useful for raising awareness of individual attack details, we feel that what was missing was information on scale. Specifically, how many of each type of attacks are we seeing. The goal of these new monthly blog posts will be to provide some context on the web attack trends we are seeing in hopes that this will aid organization with determining attack likelihood.

Reporting Period: February 2012

Number of Web Sensors: 18956

Total Number of Attacks Seen for February 2012: 500198

Attack Types per Month

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The overall number of attacks seen increased slightly from January to February 2012 (.07%).

Attack Trends

PHP Code Injection

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PHP Code Injection made the biggest increase in February, up 17849% vs. January.

OS Commanding Attacks Increase

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OS Commanding attacks increased by 795% in February vs. January 2012.

Timthumb Injection Attacks

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Timthumb injection attacks were up 74% in February vs. January 2012.

Attacker Source Trends

Total Number of Unique Attack Sources: 11174

The attacker source information captured by our web honeypots is the primary data feed for the SpiderLabs Commercial ModSecurity Rules.

Top 10 Attacker Sources

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GeoIP Lookup of Top 10 Attacker Sources

Hostname Country Code Country Name US United States AT Austria CA Canada ID Indonesia FI Finland BR Brazil KZ Kazakhstan PT Portugal HK Hong Kong US United States