Free hosting increasingly used to spread malware

Posted on Friday, Jul 29 2005 @ 06:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Internet security firm Websense warns free hosting services are more and more used by malicious users to store and spread malware. During the first two weeks of this month the firm noticed an alarming increase in keyloggers, Trojan horses and spyware coming from free webspace providers.
Dan Hubbard, senior director of security and technology research at Websense, said more malware was found on free hosting services during the first two weeks of July than in May and June combined.

According to Hubbard, some Web sites being used by malware distributors are disguised as legitimate, while others are online for such a short period of time they are very difficult to trace.
More details at ZD Net


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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