Hacker Kit Use Surges, Means More Malicious Sites


About 1 in every 6 sites set up by criminals to steal information is created with hacking for dummies style "toolkits," a security researcher said Tuesday.

"About 15 percent of malicious sites designed to steal information have kit code or a derivation of kit code," said Dan Hubbard, the vice president of security research at San Diego-based Websense.

Although Websense only began counting sites that use code from a toolkit late last year, the ratio is a major uptick, added Hubbard. Near the end of 2005, only 5 percent of the sites in a smaller sampling were using kit code. Hacker Kit Use Surges, Means More Malicious Sites - News by InformationWeek

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