Informational Alert: Web Security Trends Report


WebsenseŽ today issued its 2005 Semi-Annual Web Security Trends Report created by WebsenseŽ Security LabsTM. In the first half of 2005, Websense Security Labs was successful in identifying and hindering several new high-profile exploits, including a new type of "ransom-ware" attack in which money was extorted from users in order to unlock files held hostage by the cyber criminal.

According to the report, the web continued to evolve and grow as an attack vector in the first half of 2005. The report found a marked increase in the number of malicious websites and in the amount of "crimeware." The phishing landscape also changed considerably, and the report identifies significant differences in the types of targets and variety of attacks. Spyware has also changed in the way that it is being used, with increasing use of keyloggers and "screen scrapers" in acts of industrial espionage.

The entire report can be found at: http://www.websensesecuritylabs.com/docs/WebsenseSecurityLabs20051H_Report.pdf WebsenseŽ - Security Labs Alert: Web Security Trends Report

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