Posted by: in Trends on Mar 17, 2011
Over the last year, the number of online attacks has been increasing rapidly. Experts claim that with new innovations in IT, hackers also become more sophisticated and professional. Professional offshore software development companies all over the world offer security services to prevent the cybercriminals from succeeding. This blog entry reveals the latest facts on malware threats and how businesses can protect themselves from it with help of offshore software development.
A recent study claims that there is a 95% likelihood that the average internet user visits at least one infected and a harmful web site in every three months. Experts estimate that in the last quarter of 2010 approximately more than one million websites have been infected with malware.
One common trend in this regard is the so-called ‘malvertising’, online advertizing that might harm a computer. Especially on social networking sites, malware gets distributed among users. With help of advertising and user-generated content, the malicious content can easily infect visitors’ computers on such sites.
With a growing popularity of social networking, attacks are especially effective on the social platforms. That is why experts even refer to Facebook and co. as “cybercriminal’s platform number one”.
Regarding the most pending online threats, malware is projected to soon replace spam e-mails. A recent survey reveals that the daily spread of malicious software increased 55% in the second half of last year. In comparison to the malware increase, spam decreased by almost 50% to 26 billion messages per month in the same period.
Nevertheless, the distribution of malware and spam still differs from region to region. Experts underline that in Australia and South Africa, spam is still the major annoyance in cyberspace.
Regardless of the region, businesses that want to keep up with the hackers could hire a professional offshore software development company in order to get a cutting-edge security system for their business network.