Exploit kit activity up 75 percent in third quarter 2015

In a sign of the increasing professionalization of the space, exploit kit activity increased 75 percent in the third quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, based on DNS activity, according to the latest edition of the Infoblox DNS Threat Index.

The index measures the creation of malicious DNS infrastructure, including exploit kits. Four exploit kits–Angler, Magnitude, Neutrino, and Nuclear–accounted for 96 percent of total activity in the category for the third quarter, reported IID, the company providing data for the index.

Criminals use DNS infrastructure in three ways, according to Rod Rasmussen, president and CTO at IID.

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