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Malicious Attack Sites is Surging, Disclosed by Google Data

The number of compromised sites detected every month by Google antimalware and antiphishing system has been dropping rather steadily from the height of more than 300,000 in early 2009and is now down around 15,000.however the company's stastics also confirm that the number of outright malicious attack site is back on the rise.

The company establishes that while it's still detecting about 9500 malicious sites every day, the count of the genuine sites that have been compromised to serve malware has been dropping for the last few years. These compromised sites are used in drive-by download attacks to install malware on victim machine or use them as a part of a botnet or send to spam. Some of those attacks also include use of other tactics such as social engineering or a series of redirects to push users to compromised sites.

Commenting on the Google interesting data, a Principal Software Engineer in Google Infrastructure Group, Neils Provos said that in when genuine websites are tricked, content is usually modified from an attack site. These tricked down sites often delivers drive by download to the netizens. These download from a forged site lead to the implementation of a malicious program on the computer of a user in their ignorance, as published by googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.in on June 19, 2012.

However, Google informed that on a safer side, companies have already manufactured browser and plug-in over time. Through social engineering, netizens have also liberated the consequences of malware vulnerabilities so that all chances of cyber crooks to convince user be nullified instantly.

"Fake antivirus" alerts, for example, masquerade as genuine security warning even as they infect the user's computer with malware.

Disturbingly, as accords to Google, phishing is also becoming more prevalent down the years.

Asked for the advice he would give to consumers, Provo said: "even though tools to detect malware and phishing are always getting better, it's still important to be attentive and to trust your gut if something doesn't look right. If you are suspicious, raise your voice and report it, despite of clicking it. Your computer will thank you, as published by zdnet.com.au on June 20, 2012.

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