In the last year or so, we’ve seen significant growth in attacks on web servers, as opposed to the more traditional attacks on individual users. The instigators of these attacks use the higher levels of available bandwidth and processor power to unleash particularly effective DDoS attacks against banks and other financial institutions.

But with the widely reported success of watering-hole malware distribution schemes, there has been an explosion of exploits targeting webservers that redirect user requests to deliver a malware payload. These are some of the most effective malware distribution efforts the net has seen, mostly due to their sheer volume and the seeming randomness of the attacks.


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