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viernes, 2 de marzo de 2012
Survey from StopBadware and Commtouch Outlines Webmasters' Experience with Hacked Sites
A joint report titled “Compromised Websites: An Owner's Perspective” published by StopBadware and Commtouch (News - Alert) sheds new light on how webmasters' deal with hacked websites. Included in the report are opinions and statistics that outline how site owners handle the process of learning about their sites which have been hacked and how to un-do the damage. Both Commtouch and StopBadware conducted a survey for website owners and webmasters over a period of several months which eventually formed the basis of the joint report.
In a release, Amir Lev, Commtouch's chief technology officer, said that, “Cybercriminals can significantly improve their open and click-through rates by distributing badware via legitimate domains. Many site owners are either unaware of the compromise or struggle to remove the infection, which directly contributes to the persistence of, and increase in active badware URLs. Commtouch does its part to protect end-users, enterprises and service providers from compromised sites with a range of cloud-based email security, Web filtering and antivirus tools.”
Data gathered from the polled respondents revealed that malicious actors were one of the leading reasons behind websites getting compromised. In most instances the owners weren’t ever aware of any strange activity such as delivery of spam, host phishing pages, or even the delivery of malware taking place from their website. The survey revealed that close to two-thirds of the webmasters weren’t even aware that their websites had been compromised.
The survey additionally revealed that close to half of the site owners polled came to know about their websites getting hacked only when they tried to visit their own site and came across a browser or a search engine alert.