Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft Malware Protection Center and the Microsoft Security Engineering Center are pleased to announce the eighth volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv8). This report focuses on the second half of 2009 (July-December).

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SIRv8 is the most globally comprehensive report to date from Microsoft covering 213 countries, and with 26 deep dive countries covered by the report. You can see this regional information, as well as the full report on the SIR web site at www.microsoft.com/sir.

The eighth volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv8) provides updated information on the world’s most prevalent threats, including rogue security software evolution, exploit trends for browser-based and popular document attacks, software vulnerability trends (both in Microsoft software and in third-party software), and security and privacy breach analysis.