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Fraudsters Use Malicious Software for Making Money

According to Norton a specialist on web security, cyber-criminals launching most malware assaults are basically motivated with the money these assaults generate. Ihotdesk published this in news on April 14, 2011.

Evidently Norton, in its latest Internet Security Threat Report, discovered that assaults via the Web increased 93% during 2010 over the preceding year (2009). In this connection, Director Con Mallon of Norton the consumer Internet safeguard firm stated that a lot of Web-users get so defrauded that they voluntarily follow URLs, especially when there are shortened destination particulars. MyHermes published this in news on April 14, 2011.

And though a lot of consumers have gotten competent of recognizing dubious URLs; shortening their addresses may mean an altered level of vigilance by those same people.

States Mallon, a few persons have gotten slightly savvier, while reading the web address, towards perceiving whether it's genuinely one of the company, individual or Internet site it claims to represent. However, if the address is truncated, things become different as people are then observed getting deceived and following those condensed web-links, Mallon reflects. HOSTWAY published this in news on April 14, 2011.

The above therefore suggests that businesses should make sure that their anti-viruses and firewalls are of the latest versions in order that there is sufficient protection for company networks in the event of an attack.

Mallon noted that disseminating malicious software along with other web-based assaults was worthwhile for Internet scammers. According to him, malware had been created automatically and they were truly emanating from exploit kits, which were being observed in the wild. Ihotdesk reported this on April 14, 2011.

Mallon added that the above exploit kits helped in creating a large number of malware variants so they might be able to bypass anti-virus software.

Meanwhile, according to a research that Symantec conducted and then published on April 5, 2011, cyber miscreants posted innumerable condensed web-links onto sites for social networking during 2010 in attempts to deceive people.

Nevertheless, it is possible to lessen such incidents if security awareness is raised amongst corporate workers via conducting training sessions, e-learning or Internet degree programs.

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