‘Malnets’ behind two thirds of cyberattacks attacks in 2012
A growing army of malware delivery networks – ‘malnets’ – account for two thirds of all cyberattacks and most current technologies offer an inadequate response to the threat, security firm Blue Coat has argued in a new analysis.
Malnets are networks of compromised servers used to serve malware to PCs users either via tempting them to click on infected links or via drive-by clicks baited through Internet search. The technique is an old one but what is perhaps new is the automation being used to turn them into large, self-sustaining networks.
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