2008 Internet Security Trends: A Report on Emerging Attack Platforms for Spam, Viruses and Malware
Source: Cisco Systems
For a time, security controls designed to manage spam, viruses, and malware were working. Loud, high-impact attacks abated. But, as a result of this success, the threats they protected against were forced to change. In 2007, many of these threats underwent significant adaptation. Malware went stealth, and the sophistication increased. This paper is designed to help highlight the key security trends of today and suggest ways to defend against the sophisticated new generation of Internet threats certain to arise in the future.