Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting Traditional Measures of Trust on the Web

State of the Web 2017

In 2017, cyber criminals successfully exploited long-held measures of trust, such as site reputation or category, to avoid detection and increase the effectiveness of their attacks. Bottom-line: no website is totally safe.

For this year's State of the Web findings, our researchers analyzed the top 100,000 domains as ranked by Alexa, to truly understand the risks presented by the most heavily used websites and uncovered:


of Alexa's top 100,000 sites were risky


Phishing sites used legitimate hosting services


of categorized typosquatting sites were in trusted categories

For more information on the State of the Web 2017, please download the report.