Updated February 23, 2019 09:55:08 It might be hard to believe, but the internet is actually a very malicious place.
That’s the conclusion of a new report from security firm Synack.
Synack found that a whopping 86% of webpages hosted on the web are infected with malware.
The rest are simply being managed by a third-party service provider, who are responsible for protecting the site from the attacks that are making their site so vulnerable.
The study, published this week in the Journal of Software Security, also showed that a significant amount of the malware that’s on the internet today is actually from third parties.
The report was conducted using two different techniques to get a sense of the overall amount of malware being found on the Internet.
The first method, called Malvertising Analysis, was used to compare the number of malware that was found on different websites.
The second method, Malware Analysis in the Cloud, looked at the malware on a server and then on a remote server.
Both methods allowed for a snapshot of the actual number of domains, IP addresses and URLs that were being served over HTTP.
The results showed that more than 95% of the websites that were found to have malware were infected with some form of malware.
“Malware is everywhere and is an everyday threat to websites and users alike,” said Andrew Gourlay, the head of security research at Synack, in a statement.
“The data shows that this is an increasing threat, and one that has increased significantly over the past few years.
This study also shows that we need to continue our efforts to educate users and businesses about the threats that are being generated by malicious actors.”
You can download the Synack report for free here.