April Brings Deluge of Web Attacks

Sophos announces top 10 Web and email-borne threats reported in April 2007

BOSTON -- Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, has revealed the most prevalent malware threats causing problems for computer users around the world during April 2007.

The figures, compiled by Sophos's global network of monitoring stations, reveal that cybercriminals continue to spread their malware via the web rather than via email. In April, 245,790 web pages hosting malicious code were identified, averaging at 8,193 infected web pages each day.

Top 10 list for Web-based malware threats for April 2007: