2012 web security report
Source: Blue Coat Systems
In 2011, malnets (malware networks) emerged as the next evolution in the threat landscape. These infrastructures last beyond any one attack, allowing cybercriminals to quickly adapt to new vulnerabilities and repeatedly launch malware attacks. By exploiting popular places on the Internet, such as search engines, social networking and email, malnets have become very adept at infecting many users with little added investment.