Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cyber crime is getting worse

And it's because Internet users are in Condition White:
The volume of malware threats is actually on the decline despite the increase in breaches, according to a study from Websense Security Labs.

Websense Security Labs logged 3.96 billion security threats in 2014, which was 5.1 per cent less than 2013. Despite this, the number of high-profile breaches increased.

Hackers have switched from spray and pray tactics to more "quiet, targeted and unique attacks" that Websense reckons are far more effective.
I reckon that is true, too.
Around one in three (30 per cent) of end-users click through a malicious URL in an email even though they have been warned of the danger. "End users are increasingly desensitised from the warnings, don’t feel responsible and still lack enterprise-driven education," according to Websense.
Don't click strange links, m'kay?


R.K. Brumbelow said...

Turning off Flash, using an ad blocker and disabling ecma/javascript will go a long way towards reducing infections.

Makes some sites 'less pretty' less functional etc but safer.

Even this site uses:
Amazon Associates Advertising, Affiliate Marketing
ClustrMaps Analytics, Live Traffic Widget
Google Adsense Advertising
Google AJAX Search API Widgets, Search
Google Analytics Analytics, Analytics
Google FriendConnect Widgets
Google+ Platform Widgets, Social
Statcounter Analytics

And 3 separate ad networks all of which I block. Ads served locally though I still see such as Sledgehammer, and the Book of Barkley

Old NFO said...

I do my best to follow the advice... :-)

Ratus said...

But it's just e-mail.

They can't get you though e-mail.


Dave H said...

They CAN get you through email. Email can inject all kinds of stupid into human brains.