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Malicious code rise driven by web

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Apr 26, 2007.

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    The number of new pieces of malicious software has doubled in the last year with the web being used increasingly to distribute the code, a report says.
    In the first quarter of 2007, security firm Sophos identified 23,864 threats, up from 9,450 on this time last year.

    In the same period the firm said it was identifying 5,000 web pages per day infected with so-called malware.

    The report was released during InfoSec, Europe's largest conference on online security issues, in London.

    "With computer users becoming increasingly aware of how to protect against email-aware viruses and malware, hackers have turned to the web as their preferred vector of attack," said the report.

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