Thursday April 21, 2016

Google Records Over 760,000 'Hijacking' Breaches In One Year

A new study by Google and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley say that, in just one year, over 700,000 websites were breached by attackers. The good news is that Google's Safe Browsing Alerts seem to be helping. Thanks to acegoober for the link.

Over 700,000 websites were breached between June 2014 and July 2015, according to a new study by Google and the University of California, Berkeley, which aims to improve web security. The research showed that "miscreants" had routinely hijacked thousands of vulnerable web servers for "cheap hosting and traffic acquisition". Google recorded 760,935 "hijacking incidents" within the period but said that its direct communication with webmasters had curbed the amount of breaches.

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