Experts predict a vector of cyber threats in 2013

Posted: December 19, 2012 in IT Security News
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Symantec Corp

Cyber threats 2013

The main part of cyber attacks will focus on smart phones, social networks and the government.

Researchers at Symantec presented their forecast of the threat of cyber security in the coming year. According to them, the main “victims” of malicious users and programs become mobile operating systems, social networks and government sites.

Experts point out that next year will be more aggressive attack and will serve to demonstrate the power. Despite the further spread of fraudulent schemes and espionage attacks, in the majority, will be political hue.

“Governments, organizations or special interests will use cyber attacks to demonstrate their power and to express themselves,” – said in Symantec.

In addition, the researchers note that the particular risk in the coming year will be subject to social networks, attacking users will be directed to embezzlement victims. Experts believe that the popularity sotsresursov “played a cruel joke with the users” as in social networks potential victims not only share personal messages, but also for real money to buy game currency and exchange gifts.

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