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McAfee Threats Report: Bet You Didn't Know About These Two

McAfee's Threats Report for the fourth quarter of last year reveals mobile malware numbers, malicious Web site instances and two close-to-home industrial attacks.

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Malicious Web Sites On Rise



The number of new malicious Web sites trying to trick visitors into downloading malware shot up from an average of 6,500 per day in the third quarter to 9,300 in the fourth quarter. McAfee estimates about one in 400 URLs were malicious on average each day, with rates as high as one in every 200 URLs. The total number of active malicious URLs surpassed 700,000 in the quarter. The vast majority of the sites were located in the U.S., followed by the Netherlands, Canada, South Korea and Germany.

 
 
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