Current Infocon Internet Threat Status
Internet Threat Level
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Regular vigilance. Ordinary activity compromises an unprotected network minutes to hours after first being connected to the Internet.
Increased vigilance. Vulnerabilities or threats to computer networks require vulnerability assessment and corrective action.
Focused attacks. Specific vulnerabilities and weaknesses are the target of Internet attacks and require immediate defensive action.
Catastrophic threat. Critical security situations within a network dictate an immediate and focused defensive action. This condition may be imminent or ongoing.
Everything is normal. No significant new threat known. This status is used for testing only. Everything is normal. No significant new threat known. We are currently tracking a significant new threat. The impact is either unknown or expected to be minor to the infrastructure. However, local impact could be significant. Users are advised to take immediate specific action to contain the impact. Example: ‘MSBlaster’ worm outbreak. A major disruption in connectivity is imminent or in progress. Examples: Code Red on its return, and SQL Slammer worm during its first half day Loss of connectivity across a large part of the internet.