Commtouch Security Number of the Month August 2013: 750 New PayPal Phishing Sites Each Day
MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The online payment service PayPal is not only one of the most popular online payment methods, but also a preferred target for phishers: PayPal regularly tops the lists of phishing topics worldwide. Every day, an average of 750 newly compromised websites are targeted primarily at PayPal users, according to numbers from Commtouch’s GlobalView(TM) URL filtering database – resulting in more than 22,000 new sites per month and 270,000 sites per year.
The sites are usually legitimate websites that are compromised through security flaws. The findings highlight the need for hosters and website owners to protect their sites and for organizations and consumers to deploy an effective Web security solution. Users should verify that actual pages asking for financial information are using https and use the safe browsing options provided by all of the most popular browsers.
Each month, the research team of Commtouch(®) (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services, presents the “Commtouch Security Number of the Month” – a number representing and illustrating a current issue or trend in Internet security.
Commtouch(®) (NASDAQ: CTCH) is a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services for vendors and service providers, increasing the value and profitability of our customers’ solutions by protecting billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With 12 global data centers and award-winning, patented technology, Commtouch’s email, Web, and antivirus capabilities easily integrate into our customers’ products and solutions, keeping safe more than 350 million end users. To learn more, visit www.commtouch.com.
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