Websense, Inc. today announced the release of the 2005 Semi-Annual Web Security Trends Report issued by Websense Security Labs. The new report summarizes findings for the first half of 2005 and presents projections for the upcoming year.
According to the report, the web continued to evolve and grow as an attack vector in the first half of 2005. The report found a marked increase in the number of malicious websites and in the amount of “crimeware”, a term which refers to using malicious code written with criminal intent. The phishing landscape also changed considerably, and the report identified significant differences in the types of targets and variety of attacks. Spyware has also changed in the way that it is being used, with increasing use of keyloggers and “screen scrapers”, which are Trojan horses designed to capture end-user screenshots, in acts of industrial espionage.
Download the report in PDF format here.