Weaving a Dangerous Web

  • By

    Ericka Chickowski

    | Posted 2010-11-23
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From 2009 to 2010, the number of malicious websites skyrocketed by more than 111 percent.
Another year passes and even more security issues crop up on the Web. In an unsurprising report from Websense Security Labs recently, it seems that the number of malicious websites has multiplied more than two-fold from 2009 and data stealing attacks on the Web are on the rise as well. The most significant findings? The fact that many of the Web's 'nice neighborhoods' are going rogue as well. Many seemingly legitimate sites are hosting malicious content due to undetected attacks that plant malware to infect unsuspecting visitors. "What should organizations be most afraid of?" Patrik Runald, Websense security researcher, said in a statement. "You no longer have to go to dark corners of the Internet to find bad stuff."

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