Intelligence Report Volume 22 is now available
By Microsoft Secure Blog
August 24, 2017
Here are 3 key findings
from the report:
migrate more and more to the cloud, the frequency and
sophistication of attacks on consumer and enterprise
accounts in the cloud is growing.
- There was a
300 percent increase in Microsoft cloud-based user
accounts attacked year-over-year (Q1-2016 to
- The number of
account sign-ins attempted from malicious IP
addresses has increased by 44 percent year over year
Cloud services such as
Microsoft Azure are perennial targets for attackers
seeking to compromise and weaponize virtual machines and
other services, and these attacks are taking place
across the globe.
two-thirds of incoming attacks on Azure services in
Q1-2017 came from IP addresses in China and the
United States, at 35.1 percent and 32.5 percent,
respectively. Korea was third at 3.1 percent,
followed by 116 other countries and regions.
Ransomware is affecting
different parts of the world to varying degrees.
encounter rates are the lowest in Japan (0.012
percent in March 2017), China (0.014 percent), and
the United States (0.02 percent).
encounter rates are the highest in Europe vs. the
rest of the world in Q1-2017.
European countries, including the Czech Republic
(0.17 percent), Italy (0.14 percent), Hungary
(0.14 percent), Spain (0.14 percent), Romania
(0.13 percent), Croatia (0.13 percent), and
Greece (0.12 percent) had much higher ransomware
encounter rates than the worldwide average in
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