McAfee Avert Labs Top 10 Threat Predictions for 2008
As 2007 comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on the current threat landscape. The past 12 months comprised a record-breaking year. McAfee recorded well over 100,000 new viruses and Trojans, a 50 percent jump in the total number of threats ever cataloged. The Nuwar virus (a.k.a. Storm Worm) grew into the largest Peer-to-Peer (P2P) botnet to date, while TJ Max revealed the largest data breach in history. Other areas saw significant growth as well, from phishing attacks to crimeware, from vulnerabilities disclosed to zero-day exploits; 2007 was a big year for threats.