Cyber-Attacks Turning More Complex
An American Congressional Research Service conducted a study according to which, national security is being increasingly threatened with cyber-attacks. According to Robert Mueller, Director of FBI, criminal organizations, foreign states and militant groups cause an increasing danger for the security of United States since they attack the computer networks of private and government organizations, as per the news published by NYDailyNews.com on March 5, 2010.
Mueller further added that hackers aren't just grabbing government data, they are damaging it as well, as per the news published by BEFORE IT'S NEWS on March 9, 2010.
Moreover, hackers in a new way are disrupting the flow of information on the Internet that's enabling theft off various parts of the globe. Consequently, business expenses have grown an estimated $226 Billion per year. All things including video, voice and data transmitted online are increasingly becoming vulnerable to hackers' attacks that search for crucial data or personal information.
The phishing, virus and worm attacks made on computers are only a small part of the vicious methods employed by the miscreants. With security software on PCs becoming more advanced, hackers are using more-and-more sophisticated attacks for countering the protective measures, the study reveals.
Additionally, terrorist organizations operating online and other cyber-crime syndicates are employing malicious software to a great extent to provoke terrorism and fulfill various political and financial objectives.
The report, meanwhile, provides statistics from Webroot, according to which, Web-based malware cause 85% of all new infections made by malware. The attacks now are more personalized, which means that hackers aren't simply randomly sending their malware.
The report states that the reason why cyber-attacks target specific areas is that it helps to bypass security programs, which basically block the exploitation of known vulnerabilities.
Hence Mueller urged the U.S security industry and the law enforcement agencies to team up with international governments in the pursuance of investigations towards fighting an apparently losing battle against cyber-criminals, according to the news published by ChannelWeb published this on March 5, 2010.
Additionally, according to the FBI Director, to mitigate cyber-crime, the United States requires joining up with the governments worldwide, and working towards solving the problems. In the process, they need to move ahead through investigations towards bringing the perpetrators in jail.
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