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The future of malware

Mobile and social media threats join the pack

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It seems like there's a new data breach every day. And, the experts say, it's only going to get worse as hackers come up with new ways of getting their hands on our personal information. Here's a look at how malware is expected to evolve.


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Collateral damage

According to Todd Feinman, CEO of DLP vendor Identity Finder, groups like Anonymous aren't motivated by money. They're trying to embarrass their targets, which include government agencies and law enforcement. But when they post sensitive personal information, they are helping a second tier of lower skilled cyber-criminals commit identity theft. "In one online post, AntiSec came right out and said 'We don't care about collateral damage. It will happen and so be it,'" Feinman says.


  • Collateral damage
  • Facebook Timeline, anyone?
  • Whaling
  • Smartphone worms
  • E-wallets
  • Carhacking
  • Housejacking


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