III. Key Statistical Findings

3.0 Web Security

  • Websense Security Labs identified a 111.4% increase in the number of malicious websites from 2009 to 2010.
  • 79.9% of websites with malicious code were legitimate sites that have been compromised— an increase of 3% from the last previous period.
  • Searching for breaking trends and current news represented a higher risk (22.4%) than searching for objectionable content (21.8%).
  • The United States was the top country hosting phishing sites in 2010.
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