Commtouch Security Number of the Month June 2013: 34% Increase in Malicious Websites

 Commtouch Security Number of the Month June 2013: 34% Increase in Malicious                                    Websites  PR Newswire  MCLEAN, Virginia, June 19, 2013  MCLEAN, Virginia, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  In May and the beginning of June 2013, the number of websites infected with malware increased by more than one third: there are currently 34 percent more compromised sites listed in Commtouch's GlobalView™ URL filtering database than in the first quarter of 2013.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120501/529254 )   (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130619/622034-INFO )  The number of phishing sites detected also increased over the same period, although their growth has been slower (3.6 percent). The increase follows on the heels of a drastic rise in email spam during the first five months of 2013, much of which is aimed at luring users to malware-infected websites.  Each month, the research team of Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services, presents the "Commtouch Security Number of the Month" - a number representing and illustrating a current issue or trend in Internet security.  See the attached Commtouch illustration.  About Commtouch  Commtouch^® (NASDAQ: CTCH) is a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services for vendors and service providers, increasing the value and profitability of our customers' solutions by protecting billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With 12 global data centers and award-winning, patented technology, Commtouch's email, Web, and antivirus capabilities easily integrate into our customers' products and solutions, keeping safe more than 350 million end users. To learn more, visit http://www.commtouch.com.    oBlog: http://blog.commtouch.com/cafe   oFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/commtouch   oLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/commtouch   oTwitter: @Commtouch  Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.    Company Contact: Brian Briggs, Chief Financial Officer       Commtouch             +1-703-760-3444             brian.briggs@commtouch.com    IsraelInvestor Relations Contact: Iris Lubitch EffectiveIR +972-54-2528007 Iris@EffectiveIR.co.il  U.S. Investor Contact:         Monica Gould             The Blueshirt Group           +1-212-871-3927             monica@blueshirtgroup.com          Commtouch Media Contact: Matthew Zintel Zintel Public Relations +1-281-444-1590 matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com  SOURCE Commtouch Software Ltd