State of Internet Security

Websense reports that malware is on the rise and the methods of spreading it are changing.

  • 13.7 percent of searches for trending news/buzz words (as defined by Yahoo Buzz & Google Trends) lead to malware
  • 95 percent of user-generated comments to blogs, chat rooms and message boards are spam orĀ  malicious
  • 35 percent of malicious Web attacks included data-stealing code
  • 58 percent of data-stealing attacks are conducted over the Web
  • 85.8 percent of all emails were spam
  • an average growth of 225 percent in malicious Web sites

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