Web threat and its implication for E-business in Nigeria
Web threat is any threat that uses the internet to facilitate identity theft , fraud, espionage and intelligence gathering. Web -based vulnerabilities now outnumber traditional computer security concerns. Such threats use multiple types of malware and fraud, all of which utilize HTTP or HTTPS protocols, but may also employ other protocols and components, such as links in email or IM, or malware attachments or on servers that access the Web. In Nigeria this threat is usually in the form spam and phishing. This paper therefore explain ed some of the methods cybercriminal s use to perpetrate web threat and measures that should be taken by relevant authority to minimize the impact
posed by such threat to e -business.
Key Words: Web, Threat, Denial, Service, Cybercrime, Spam.