Sunday, February 7, 2010

Be Afraid: Websense Security Lab's Biannual State of Internet Security Report

Link to February 5 DaniWeb post (via Slashdot).

Some of the numbers from the Websense Security Labs report:

95% of user-generated posts on Web sites are spam or malicious.

of all emails were spam

of emails during the second half of the year [2009] contained a malicious link.

of Web sites with malicious code are legitimate sites that have been compromised.

of all data-stealing attacks are conducted over the Web.

13.7% of searches for trending news/buzz words (as defined by Yahoo Buzz & Google Trends) led to malware.

to report. (pdf file)

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