Blue Coat launches its latest security report which revealed that over 70 percent (470 million) Websites exist for only less than 24 hours and 22 percent of these ‘one-day’ Websites are used to facilitate cyber-attacks.
The report titled "One-Day Wonders: How Malware Hides Among the Internet's Short-Lived Websites" highlighted the following core findings:-
- Pornography website remains the most high-volume creators of One-Day Wonders and often these One-Day Wonders are malicious and used by cybercriminals taking advantage of the site.
- The largest generators of One-Day wonders also comes from organizations that have an extensive internet presence such as Google, Amazon and Yahoo that also practices legitimate internet activities.
- Of the top 50 parent domains that most frequently used One-Day Wonders, 22 percent were malicious. These domains use short-lived sites to facilitate attacks and manage botnets
Blue Coat recommends the followings for mitigation strategies:
- Security controls must be informed by automated, real-time intelligence that can identify and assign risk levels to these One-Day Wonders. Static or slow-moving defenses do not suffice to protect users and corporate data.
- Policy-based security controls must be able to act on real-time intelligence to block malicious attacks.