Commtouch Security Number of the Month August 2013: 750 New PayPal Phishing Sites Each Day

 Commtouch Security Number of the Month August 2013: 750 New PayPal Phishing
                                Sites Each Day

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 13, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The online payment service PayPal
is not only one of the most popular online payment methods, but also a
preferred target for phishers: PayPal regularly tops the lists of phishing
topics worldwide. Every day, an average of 750 newly compromised websites are
targeted primarily at PayPal users, according to numbers from Commtouch's
GlobalView™ URL filtering database – resulting in more than 22,000 new sites
per month and 270,000 sites per year.

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The sites are usually legitimate websites that are compromised through
security flaws. The findings highlight the need for hosters and website owners
to protect their sites and for organizations and consumers to deploy an
effective Web security solution. Users should verify that actual pages asking
for financial information are using https and use the safe browsing options
provided by all of the most popular browsers.

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.

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
www.commtouch.com.

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