SMBs emerge as new malware breeding ground

06/25/2013 | V3.co.uk (U.K.)

Internet users are more likely to pick up malware browsing the website of a retail boutique than a gambling or adult-themed site, according to the director of technology at Sophos, who says small-business websites have become the distribution platform of choice for cybercriminals. James Lyne says that of the roughly 30,000 new infected websites his company registers each day, 80% are tied to small and midsized businesses. But rather than recommend boosting investment in security apparatuses, Lyne says businesses should focus on enhancing employee cybersecurity skills and awareness.

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