World cup threatens more than just your ears

by Donna Buenaventura Moderator - 6/30/10 9:36 AM

In Reply to: NEWS - June 30, 2010 by Carol~ Moderator

Vuvuzelas and hearing problems are not the only issues that excited football fan can encounter at this years Football World Cup in South Africa. One month before the opening match between South Africa and Mexico the bad guys were already busy infecting popular related websites in anticipation of increased traffic. Compared to the same period last year, avast! identified a 200% increase in the number of infected web pages and successfully prevented 200 000 fans from visiting them and getting infected. The attached graph illustrates the dramatic increase in the number of infected websites. So, for the competitions final stages, make sure you have not only good earplugs, but also good antivirus protection.