According to Fortinet, the top 10 most reported high-risk threats for April 2008 were driven by a campaign launched on April Fools Day and two online gaming Trojans that primarily targeted a number of Asian countries: China/Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
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With their eyes on the lucrative Asian market, Trojans OnLineGamesEncPK.fam!tr.pws and OnLineGames.SIN jumped 15 and 31 spots, respectively, to land in the sixth and seventh positions on Fortinet’s Top 10 list for April.
Additionally, the Cutwail variant Mutant.CV made an impressive debut at the No. 2 position and was first observed on April Fools Day as a screen-saver attachment in mass mail.
“With Asia accounting for more than 50 per cent of all online gaming revenue worldwide according to recent reports, it’s no surprise that the cyber criminal activity we witnessed this past month were localised attacks to this region,” said Derek Manky, security researcher for Fortinet. “Due to the prosperous nature of the thriving online gaming community, it’s highly likely we will continue to see these types of attacks in the future.”