Thursday, July 28, 2011

This is not your father's virus

Malware delivery networks have reached the big time, according to this report from Blue Coat Security Labs (download PDF here).

Why should you be concerned? Drive-by infections, targeted email campaigns (phishing and spear-phishing), poisoned Google search results and social networks drive 70% of malware infections.

How are these infected PCs being used? Bank fraud, credit card fraud and identity theft make big money for organized crime rings.

Check out this chilling infographic, courtesy of TechCrunch.

It's time to check up on your users ...