Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Cisco: Threats from legitimate domains up 90%
"Described as one of the notable trends in the Cisco 2008 Annual Security Report that was released this week, Cisco security researchers said threats originating from legitimate domains grew 90%, nearly double the rate in 2007.
"Online criminals continue to create malicious websites-carefully designing them to look alluring and legitimate—to obtain sensitive personal information or distribute malware to site visitors.
"They hack legitimate websites from trusted organizations, such as news media or large retailers, to cause those sites to invisibly distribute malware to visitors; they also create or subvert existing Web applications and plug-ins for the same purpose."