PC Tools: Top Internet Blunders of '08

A look at the top Internet security blunders during the past year

December 29, 2008

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London, UK, December 23, 2008: Leading security software vendor, PC Tools, today released a list of Top 5 Internet Blunders of 2008, and a list of the types of Internet threats expected to play a role in the Blunders of 2009.

"As online threats evolve and become increasingly sophisticated and dangerous, security software vendors must apply increasingly advanced techniques to provide consumers comprehensive protection" said Michael Greene, VP of Product Strategy."PC Tools' security products offer behavioral-based technology, which has the ability to provide protection against both known and unknown online threats" said Greene.

PC Tools reflects on security headlines for 2008 and counts down the top 5 online attacks, listing their picks for the Top Internet Blunders of 2008:

5.Hackers breach Epilepsy Website Landover, Maryland -- March 22, 2008: Pranksters breached the Epilepsy Foundation's website, with those behind the cyber break-in posting hundreds of links to pages with flashing images. Those who suffer from photosensitive epilepsy are vulnerable to visually-stimulated seizures, and the videos and images triggered near-seizure reactions in some visitors

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