Cisco’s “2013 Annual Security Report” points out that online shopping sites are more likely to deliver malware than malicious sites.
According to researchers at Cisco, online shopping sites are 21 times more likely to deliver malicious content than counterfeit software sites. The Cisco data clearly states that the notion about malware infections most commonly result from “risky” sites such as counterfeit software is a misconception.
The analysis indicates that the vast majority of web malware encounters actually occur via legitimate browsing of mainstream websites. This means, the majority of encounters happen in the places that online users visit the most and think are safe. Further, online advertisements are 182 times as likely to deliver malicious content as pornography sites.