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Search Malware on the Rise

According to Barracuda Networks' annual report, search engine malware increased by 55 percent in 2010, and Twitter attacks rose by 20 percent.

 
"One in five search topics lead to malware, while one in 1,000 search results lead to malware, researchers found," according to Computer Weekly's Warwick Ashford.
 
"On Twitter, researchers found attackers are distributing malware and exploiting vulnerabilities to achieve their malicious goals," Ashford writes.
 
"This indicates a concentrated focus on the more lucrative social networks and search engines as attack vectors, says Barracuda."