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Web-Based Malware Attacks on Authentic Sites Increased in May 2008

On June 5, 2008, ScanSafe, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Web security provider, claimed that 68% of all Web based malware it restricted on behalf of its corporate customers in May 2008 were discovered on authentic sites, an increase of almost 407% as compared to May 2007.

ScanSafe Researchers informed that the increase in malware was due to a series of attacks on several authentic sites with harmful iframes and contents created for secretly deliver password, stealers and backdoor on visitors' systems.

Senior Security Researcher at ScanSafe, Mary Landesman said that the hacking tools used by hackers permit them to takeover several authentic sites including leading ...

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