‘Hacktivism’ Likely to Boost Security Troubles During 2011

According to a warning by security researchers, as data leakages from disgruntled employees and state-backed cyber-crime have been on the rise during 2010, security problems will expectedly keep on occurring as also escalate during 2011. TopTechNews published this on December 27, 2010.

Moreover, online assaults based on BHSEO techniques will prove to be the simplest method for abusing browser vulnerabilities as also disseminating scareware. Further, malicious programs such as Zeus and Virut will stay although their variants will last for not even a day because of tools in the possession of cyber-criminals for automatically creating and installing them. Consequently, there'll be a huge cat-and-mouse chasing game between cyber-crooks, and anti-virus agencies and security experts.

Actually all security problems during 2010 began with online hacks in China and those related to Google. There've also been malware attacks from Stuxnet recently that states worldwide sponsored and which caused immense trouble for Microsoft users. Hence, it is not just unhappy workers alternatively the opportunistic cyber-criminals merely exploiting a weak situation, which users require being anxious of.

Finally, security researchers anticipate that cyber-crimes associated with WikiLeaks will escalate far more than just embarrassing governments. For through them, data leakages are expected which will damage corporate reputations.

Meanwhile, according to the security experts, hackers conduct experiments to see if their codes bypass identification following which they develop fresh variants, which aren't recognizable unless security vendors become informed about them as also they're included in the most recent anti-malware/virus signature lists. The researchers caution that these increasing incidences of attacks and threats have left little option for users as well as security vendors other than following them that strike without drawing attention.

Meanwhile, given a few prominent attacks of 2010, security researchers have cautioned both corporate and individual users about the problems that could be worrisome.

They've also suggested that people must know it isn't always that security software effectively blocks malware. Hence, they must remain wary of the most recent online threats for making sure security measures are in place, while also be aware of the most optimum security practices as also how they can be exercised appropriately.

Related article: “Loopholes did not cause online banking thefts”: ICBC

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