Websites That Pose Security Threat To Visitors

As per the latest probe by cyber intelligence company Cyveillance, over 16.5 per cent recorded domains connected to active internet sites hold potential security risks for surfers, according to report issued on May 4, 2007 by BCS.

This comprises 11 million exclusive sites that offer risks through malicious software, poor confidentiality checks, indecent message, shady activities like altering browser settings and dubious dealings, stated Cyveillance.

"Presently security sector is foraying outside the IT security base and changing toward company resources security," remarked Panos Anastassiadis, Cyveillance's chief executive, in a May 4, 2007 report released by BCS.

He appended that instead of guarding resources from incursions, the stress has now been shifted to having previous information about risks before they can badly damage the firm. Above 84.5 per cent of these risks were connected with .com, .net and .org hostnames.

Early on this year Cyveillance published a statement demonstrating that number of companies, who became phishing targets, increased by 50 per cent amid January and February.

A new study by Gartner, exhibited that the monetary losses from phishing strikes have soared to over $2.8 billion in 2006,and above 5211 cases of website hackings have been traced. Majority of the attacks were targeted at sites within .com domain. Altogether 226 .in domain sites were hacked.

As per a study carried on by PC Tools', "Hackers are earning as much as drug traffickers." The malware outbreak is also proliferating, avers malware Research Center, which found some alarming trends like integrated hits, increase of noxious rootkits and a 120 percent rise in current attack-based danger," alleged Michael Greene, vice president of product strategy at PC Tools, in a May 4, 2007 report, by ENN. Greene appended that rise in identity thefts implied that hackers globally had incomes like small nations.

Greene averred, "It's a big problem and therefore we are confronting one of the largest Web security campaigns ever. Everybody from those utilizing social networking websites to people registering online taxes is endangered. Security purveyors who do not upgrade their Internet security program will be unsuccessful," as indicated by reports issued by ENN on May 4, 2007.

Related article: Websites – The Latest Weapon in The Hands of Phishers

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