sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
Posted:  26 Oct 2010
Published:  26 Oct 2010
Format:  PDF
Length:  6  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English

Cybercriminals have long adapted to the fast-paced technology shift to spread malware. This poses a growing and alarming trend, as the majority of sites identified on free Web services such as blogs and forums are constantly abused for malicious intent.

In recent news, My Opera pages were found to host malware with the discovery of a botnet script hosted on its servers. My Opera is the support community for the Opera Web browser, which offers free services such as blogging and photo sharing and serves as a social network.

Spammed messages were also found on a Yahoo! Groups page, which used embedded images to promote dating sites. Clicking the said images leads to a mail-order bride service website, which may be used for phishing.

Cybersecurity | Cyberterrorism | Malware | Search Engine Optimization | Security Software | Spam | Web 2.0

View All Resources sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.

About TechTarget:

TechTarget provides enterprise IT professionals with the information they need to perform their jobs - from developing strategy, to making cost-effective IT purchase decisions and managing their organizations' IT projects - with its network of technology-specific Web sites, events and magazines

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2000 - 2014, TechTarget | Read our Privacy Statement