March Madness will soon be here.  Productivity may take a hit as people start filling out brackets.  Over the past two weeks, we took a concentrated look the tourney searching for websites with these themes.  So far we have categorized almost 500 new websites that deal with the tournament and other sports.  However, we have not yet seen a large increase in associated malware site.  This may be due to the fact that malware sites don’t last long before being blocked and are saving the launching of the sites until the games start on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day).  Typical future malware themes include “expert” advice on filling out brackets and other “hot picks”.


While malware trends have yet to increase, productivity will most definitely take a hit. Make sure your company’s website policies are able to handle this lengthy distraction!


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