Welcome!

Video Authors: Elizabeth White, Yakov Fain, Liz McMillan, Dan Ristic, Jnan Dash

News Feed Item

NEW RESEARCH: Websense Security Labs Reports 671 Percent Increase of Malicious Web Sites; 95 Percent of User Generated Comments to Blogs Are Spam or Malicious

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/15/09 -- Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today revealed the findings from its bi-annual research report "Websense Security Labs, State of Internet Security, Q1-Q2 2009." The full report can be downloaded at http://www.websense.com/threatreport. Major findings from the report, include:

-- Websense® Security Labs(TM) identified a 233 percent growth in the number of malicious sites in the last six months and 671 percent growth in the number of malicious sites during the last year.

-- In the first half of 2009, 77 percent of Web sites with malicious code are legitimate sites that have been compromised. This high percentage was maintained over the past six months due in part to widespread attacks including Gumblar, Beladen and Nine Ball which aimed to compromise trusted and known Web properties with massive injection campaigns.

-- Web 2.0 sites allowing user-generated content are a top target for cybercriminals and spammers. Websense Defensio(TM) technology enabled Websense Security Labs to identify that 95 percent of user-generated comments to blogs, chat rooms and message boards are spam or malicious.

-- Efforts to self police Web 2.0 properties have been largely ineffective. Websense research shows that community-driven security tools used on sites like YouTube and BlogSpot are 65 percent to 75 percent ineffective in protecting Web users from objectionable content and security risks.

-- The "dirty" Web is getting dirtier: 69 percent of all Web pages with content classified as objectionable (e.g. Sex, Adult Content, Gambling, Drugs) also had at least one malicious link. This is becoming even more pervasive, as 78 percent of new Web pages discovered in the first half of 2009 with objectionable content had at least one malicious link.

-- Websense Security Labs found that 37 percent of malicious Web attacks included data-stealing code, demonstrating that attackers are after essential information and data.

-- The Web continues to be the most popular vector for data-stealing attacks. In the first half of 2009 the Websense Security Labs found that 57 percent of data-stealing attacks are conducted over the Web.

-- The convergence of blended Web and email threats continues to increase. Websense Security Labs reports that 85.6 percent of all unwanted emails in circulation during this period contained links to spam sites and/or malicious Web sites.

-- In June alone, the total number of emails detected as containing viruses increased 600 percent over the previous month.

Every hour, Websense Security Labs ThreatSeeker(TM) Network scans more than 40 million Web sites and ten million emails for unwanted content and malicious code. Using more than 50 million real-time data collecting systems, ThreatSeeker Network monitors and classifies Web, email and data content -- providing Websense with unparalleled visibility into the state of content on the Internet and in email.

Quote:

Websense Chief Technology Officer Dan Hubbard -- "The last six months have shown that malicious hackers and fraudsters go where the people are on the Web -- and have heightened their attacks on popular Web 2.0 sites and continued to compromise established, trusted Web sites in the hope of infecting unsuspecting users. From malicious Twitter spam campaigns and blog comment spam to the massive injection attacks, those perpetrating fraud are exploiting the inherent trust users have of known Web properties and other users."

Links:

-- Full Report: http://www.websense.com/threatreport

-- Webinar: http://connect.websense.com/f41597193/

-- Archived Webinars: http://www.websense.com/content/ProductResources.aspx

-- Video:

- State of the Internet video recap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNu1TXNYArI

- Websense Security Labs on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/wslabsutube

- Websense YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/WBSNMKTG

Other Resources:

-- The Websense® ThreatSeeker(TM) Network: "Leveraging Websense HoneyGrid Computing" http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/Assets/ThreatSeeker_whitepaperFNL.pdf

-- Websense Security Labs Security Effectiveness Center: http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/ThreatUpdateCenter.aspx

-- Websense Security Labs Attack Information Center: http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/threatResource.aspx

-- Join Websense on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/websense

-- Follow Websense Security Labs on Twitter: http://twitter.com/websenselabs

-- Websense Blog RSS feed: All Websense News RSS Feed

-- Websense Security Labs Alerts RSS feed: http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/alertsRSS.xml

-- Websense Security Labs Blog RSS feed: http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/blogsRSS.xml

Images:

Websense Chief Technology Office Dan Hubbard

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, provides Essential Information Protection(TM) for approximately 44 million product seats under subscription. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software and hosted security solutions help organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and enforce Internet use and security policies. For more information, visit www.websense.com.

Websense is a registered trademark of Websense, Inc. in the United States and certain international markets. Websense has numerous other registered and unregistered trademarks in the United States and internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=1063569
Video-Link Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=1063644

Contact Information:
Matthew Mors
+1 206 992-7518
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
This month @nodexl announced that ServerlessSUMMIT & DevOpsSUMMIT own the world's top three most influential Kubernetes domains which are more influential than LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Medium, Infoworld and Microsoft combined. NodeXL is a template for Microsoft® Excel® (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016) on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10) that lets you enter a network edge list into a workbook, click a button, see a network graph, and get a detailed summary report, all in the familiar environment of...
IT professionals are also embracing the reality of Serverless architectures, which are critical to developing and operating real-time applications and services. Serverless is particularly important as enterprises of all sizes develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. Serverless and Kubernetes are great examples of continuous, rapid pace of change in enterprise IT. They also raise a number of critical issues and questions about employee training, development processes, and opera...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
AI and machine learning disruption for Enterprises started happening in the areas such as IT operations management (ITOPs) and Cloud management and SaaS apps. In 2019 CIOs will see disruptive solutions for Cloud & Devops, AI/ML driven IT Ops and Cloud Ops. Customers want AI-driven multi-cloud operations for monitoring, detection, prevention of disruptions. Disruptions cause revenue loss, unhappy users, impacts brand reputation etc.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility. As they do so, IT professionals are also embr...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...