These are sites intended to provide secure, encrypted, off-site backup and restoration of personal data. They are typically used to store, organize and share videos, music, movies, photos, documents and other electronically formatted information. The number of online storage sites grew over 200 percent in 2009.This growth, and the generic nature of the services they provide make them an ideal, easily accessible malware storage location.
Malware has to live somewhere. And while some Web filtering solutions can detect known malware hosts, most malware hides in sites that are otherwise benign. According to a report from Blue Coat Systems, the five most commonly compromised Web sites range from online storage to -- surprise -- adult content. Click through this slideshow for more information.
When phone calls, video conference information, pictures, chat logs, etc. are all stored in a central location via social media, a potential hacker has access to just about everything, quickly and easily. ... More >>