Cybercrooks have quit pouring barrels of spam into email inboxes in favour of hassling marks on social networks as an easier way to make money.
The dismantling of remote-controllable armies of compromised PCs, the collapse of some shady affiliate advertising networks, and better spam-filtering technology have all resulted in a decrease in traditional email spam delivery.
In the first quarter of 2011, enterprise users encountered an average of 274 web-based malware attacks, a 103 percent increase over 2010, according to research from Cisco ScanSafe. Why the dramatic increase? One major cause is the growing number of drive-by download attacks. Drive-by downloads are an especially pernicious method cybercriminals use to install viruses and spyware, and otherwise take control of unsuspecting end users’ computers. Continue reading 6 Ways to Defend Against Drive-by Downloads
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