Email, once the cyber criminals' favourite method of delivering malware to your computer, has been replaced by the web as the primary conduit of attack says internet security firm Symantec.
In its latest Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec says that in the past, users had to intentionally visit malicious sites or click on malicious email attachments to become a victim of malcode. "Today, hackers are compromising legitimate websites and using them as a distribution medium to attack home and enterprise computers. Symantec noticed that attackers are particularly targeting sites that are likely to be trusted by end users, such as social networking sites."
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