September 22, 2008
85% of malware is now distributed through the Web
Author: JT Smith
Webroot released primary research revealing the impact of Web 2.0 on the enterprise. An overwhelming 85 percent of malware is now distributed through the Web, but businesses are not adequately protecting themselves against Web-borne viruses, spyware and employee behavior that lead to security breaches, loss of intellectual property and release of confidential data. While businesses now depend on Web applications to execute critical functions including customer support, research and ad campaigns, IT professionals are not adequately aware of the Web 2.0 world or the new set of threats it has introduced.