Monday, November 19, 2012

2013 Cyber Threats Forecast

Georgia Tech's Information Security Center, along with the GT Research Institute, has released its annual forecast of top Cyber Security threats.  Here's some of the list:
  • Cloud-based botnets - "One possible example is for attackers to use stolen credit card information to purchase cloud computing resources and create dangerous clusters of temporary virtual attack systems" 
  • Search History Poisoning - manipulating search engine results and other customer-targeted services
  • Mobile Browser/ Mobile Wallet Vulnerabilities - just how safe are the apps?
  • Malware Counteroffensive - continued efforts to hamper detection and bypass on mobile devices
In releasing the report,GTISC director Wenke Lee noted:
"In 2013, we expect the continued movement of business and consumer data onto mobile devices and into the cloud will lure cyber criminals into attacking these relatively secure, but extremely tempting, technology platforms. Along with growing security vulnerabilities within our national supply chain and healthcare industry, the security community must remain proactive, and users must maintain vigilance, over the year ahead."
The report can be downloaded by visiting

Source  -  Georgia Tech Releases Cyber Threats Forecast for 2013Dark Reading

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