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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Website infection rate three times faster than 2007

The first half of 2008 has seen an explosion in threats spread via the web, the preferred vector of attack for financially-motivated cybercriminals.  Over 90 per cent of the webpages that are spreading Trojan horses and spyware are legitimate websites (some belonging to household brands and Fortune 500 companies) that have been hacked through SQL injection.  Sophos has identified that the number one host for malware on the web is Blogger (, which allows computer users to make their own websites easily at no charge.

Hackers both set up malicious blogs on the service, and inject dangerous web links and content into innocent blogs in the form of comments. accounts for 2 percent of all of the world’s malware hosted on the web.

Posted on 07/23