In what seems to be a global effort at curbing the spread of malicious malware around the world; Google researchers are all set to release their finding from a research that was carried over a 13 month period. The findings of the research will be discussed at a forum being organized in San Jose titled “Workshop on Large Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats,” on 27 April.
The study largely focuses on rogue antivirus malware applications that are deliberately being marketed throughout the Internet. The research has examined more than 240 million Web pages and has found that there are as many as 11, 000 web domains that market the spread of malicious malware throughout the Internet. This study suggests that the Internet is not just vulnerable to single threat from a global virus attack but, there is organized crime easily being marketed within the realms of the Internet.
Another highlight of the study was analyzing fake antivirus programs. Internet users are mostly being asked to download fake antivirus programs, without the users knowledge the antivirus program installs a malware or a virus that enables the hacker to steal information from the user computer.
The study it yet to released, however it has become imminent that corporate organizations like the Google should spearhead programs that safe guard the Internet. This research is the right step, in the right direction.