A recent trend micro report examines the increasing number of legitimate web sites that are being attacked by cyber criminals. Schools, government and big business are all targets. A compromised web site is then used to deliver malware to any visitor who loads that web page.
According to research from Trend Micro’s TrendLabsSM:
Hackers are intensifying their attacks on legitimate Web sites. It debunks the adage to “not visit questionable sites” – just because a user visits a gambling or adult-content site doesn’t necessarily mean Web threats are lurking in the shadows; the site with the latest sports news or links in a search engine result, however, could potentially infect visitors with malware.