Toxic blogs threaten Web users

Cybercriminals are increasingly hosting malicious files on blogs, ready for a Trojan to download them to a victims PC. Blogs started turning toxic in the first half of 2005 as malware authors started using free Web hosting and blogging services to store their malicious files, according to Internet security firm Websense.

According to the Websense Security Trends Report 2005, the first half of this year saw the Web become "by far the fastest growing attack vector", as malware authors started distributing links to malicious files in socially engineered e-mails instead of sending the actual files, which would most likely be blocked by corporate antivirus and spam filters. Toxic blogs threaten Web users - ZDNet UK News

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