Cybercriminals trying to exploit the trust of ...

Nearly 1 in 4 malicious URLs (24%) are hosted on trusted domains, according to the 2019 Webroot Threat Report. This shows that the attackers are trying to gain the trust of users and then take it for granted. Webroot, a leading IT security firm, discovered more than 1.5 million unique phishing URLs in 2019 so far. The company has also protected over 3.35 million endpoint devices against these phishing URLs. The 2019 Webroot Threat Report examines the emerging threats and cybersecurity trends, and provides perspectives and predictions for the future. Key findings of the report: Emerging threats and cybersecurity trends Here are the highlights of the report including the latest cybersecurity trends, emerging cyberthreats, and more. 1. Cybercriminals taking the trust for granted As mentioned above, the cybercriminals are exploiting the human vulnerabilities, i.e. trust. Twenty-four percent of the malicious URLs were found on trusted domains. The attackers are hacking legitimate websites…
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