Halloween provided extra scares as some sites were compromised with malware.
Websense Security Labs ThreatSeeker Network discovered that numerous Halloween-themed Web sites were compromised leading up to and during the festival.
A US retailer used the Halloween theme to promote its products, however its website was infected with a redirection that pointed to a gpack exploit kit. The ThreatSeeker network is currently tracking over thirteen-thousand sites infected with these patterns.
Finally Websense identified malware authors who have recently registered proxy websites that are using the Halloween theme to allow users to bypass traditional URL filtering solutions.