Websense has released its “2013 Threat Report”. According to the report, “Our researchers measured a nearly 600 percent increase in the use of malicious web links, representing over 100 million new global malicious websites. More alarming was the news of CISOs reporting that most threats bypassed their traditional controls, and they feel unprepared to meet emerging threats such as spear-phishing.” The report also revealed that:
- Only 1 in 5 emails sent last year was legitimate.
- 85% of malicious sites were found on legitimate web hosts.
- Reports of intellectual property theft increased last year, while the theft of personal information is also on the rise.
For more information, see the “Websense 2013 Threat Report”.