A Suggestion by GFI’s December 2011 is Says that the Old Phishing Strategies are Greatest
A well known security threat i.e. GFI SOFTWARE is cautioning that phishing is one of the most established security threats and will remain in future. This has been exposed by the internet analysis of threat statistics of December 2011, informed by info-security magazine.com dated January 10, 2011.
"The threats exposed last month (December 2011) ", clarify that GFI senior threat researcher Christopher Boyd, "demonstrate the steady re-use of trial and true method slightly change to aim at new group to potential victim. Most of the cyber attacks are still based on previous techniques with fresh mask. The cause for their frequent appearance is quiet simple as they work and we expect 2012 to come with lots of new takes on older con.
Moreover, the GFI also highlighted the mounting utilization of the Black hole exploit kit by hackers. Users of Amazon are presently trapped by visiting fake sites serving black hole exploit kit. These kits aim at taking advantage of unlatched windows operating system and software which leads to downloading of contaminated PDF file on the victim computer that exploits susceptibility in Adobe Reader and loads malicious software onto the computer, explained by the security firm.
Another common web crime approach is scare ware forged antivirus software and system utility programs gained momentum in December 2011 which warns the infected user of entirely fake threat to their computer. GFI labs keep account of a number of new kinds of such programs on its malicious software protection center blog.
In another statement published by marketwatch.com dated January 10, 2012 Boyd added that majority of malware is avoidable.
Awareness about how cybercriminals function and comprehending how to identify frequent assaults are the initial step to keep the system clean and protect private data. Victim's aid is necessary in most of the cybercrime. The security expert advised that small vigilance and general wisdom can help user avoid becoming victim.
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