Websense Publishes State of Internet Security Report

Websense Publishes State of Internet Security Report

Websense Security Labs has recently published its bi-annual State of Internet Security report and its finding are interesting, if a little scary. Here are some key findings from the study:


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

  • 71% of Web sites with malicious code are legitimate sites that have been compromised.

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

  • Consistent with previous years, 51% of malware still connects to host Web sites registered in the United States.

  • China remains second most popular malware hosting country with 17%, but during the last six months Spain jumped into the third place with 15.7% despite never having been in the top 5 countries before.

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