"According to the March Intelligence Report issued by Symantec’s MessageLabs division on Tuesday, malware-oriented spam reached its highest level since June 2008, accounting for just over 20 percent of all the messages scanned by the filtering specialists this month.
As the number of malware-laden sites jumped by almost 200 percent during March, accounting for roughly 3,000 new infected URLs per day during the month, attackers increasingly sought to compromise end user devices via injected script threats, the researchers said.
The move to embrace a larger number of Web-based attack techniques is likely just another mere twist in the road for malware distributors as they attempt to mix up their patterns, the experts contend. Overall, some 61.6 percent of all Web-based malware intercepted during March comprised newly discovered threats." – Content courtesy of Exploits and Attacks – Infected Sites Tripled in March – eWeek Security Watch