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August MessageLabs Intelligence web security landscape

Created: 15 Sep 2009
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The most common trigger for policy-based filtering applied by the MessageLabs Web Security Service for its business clients was the “Advertisements & Popups” category, down by 2.07% since July, to 58.03% in August.

Analysis of web security activity shows that 45.4% of all web-based malware intercepted was new in August, an increase of 44.7% since July, and 19.5% of web-based spyware was new, a 0.01% decrease since the previous month.

An average of 3,510 websites per day were identified as harboring malware and other potentially unwanted programs such as spyware and adware; a decrease of 2.9% since July.

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The chart below shows the increase in the number of new spyware and adware websites blocked each day on average during August compared with the equivalent number of web-based malware websites blocked each day.

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