Cyber-crooks jacked-up their attempts to hack into systems last month.
The monthly threat landscape report from Fortinet says hackers exploited close to twice as many vulnerabilities as usual in January. A breakdown in InfoSecurity says hackers took advantage of 61 percent of new vulnerabilities – compared to a typical exploitation rate of between 30 and 40 percent.
Fortinet’s researchers say new exploit codes are readily available. And since not everyone has up-to-date signatures or patches that’s leaving a lot of systems vulnerable.
Fortinet says it saw another big decline in SPAM rates in late December and early January. But those rates have since started to go back up again.
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