NU Online News Service, July 3, 3:45 p.m. – Insurers and other financial services companies were the targets of 23% of the Internet threats and malicious Internet activity that Internet Security Systems Inc., Atlanta, recorded between March 26 and June 24.
The Internet security company says financial services companies faced more security incidents during the period than any other companies it tracked. The second most threatened companies, information technology companies, accounted for 18% of the detected incidents.
Internet Security based the statistics, given in the firm’s second-quarter Internet Risk Summary Report, on activity data for 750 firewalls and intrusion detection systems it monitors for its clients, along with incident reports from its clients.
The second-quarter report is the first Internet Security risk report that breaks attack destinations down by industry category, and the firm emphasizes that its client base may not be representative of all commercial U.S. Internet users.
But Internet Security says financial services companies face obvious Internet security threats.