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Kaspersky Announces E-threats Analytical Report for 2010-11

Kaspersky Lab, which specializes in threat management and secure content solutions, declared its "Outcomes for 2010 and Predictions for 2011" analytical report that Alexander Gostev Chief Security Expert at the company authored. Kaspersky Lab reported this on December 13, 2010.

States the author that during 2010 there have been malicious programs that displayed completely new behaviors and this'll in all likelihood usher new and prominent kinds of cyber-criminals executing online assaults. According to him, attacks through botnets and Web-browsers have been the greatest danger for the users of computer.

In fact, 2010 can be described as the Year of Security Flaws -issues that help to insert malicious code into victims' PCs. Expectedly, during 2011, the IT threat scenario will be impacted with possible alterations in malware writers' structure.

Meanwhile, the appearance of Stuxnet, a technically advanced virus during 2010, which attacked control systems of industrial infrastructures, remarkably demonstrates just the things that filled cyber-criminals' arsenals.

Perhaps these types of assaults will merely start during 2011, with the world viewing them in full form merely during the subsequent years Gostev states. Nevertheless, it's by now clear that as this fresh class of online crooks arrive, those on the job for counteracting its e-threats will require enhancing their own tactics significantly, the author points out. Antivirus.DownloadAtoZ reported this on December 14, 2010.

Moreover, according to Kaspersky Lab, the forecasts of its specialists about malware epidemics during 2010 have been proven right as well. Several malware attacks during the year that spread at a great pace, high scale and considerable attention from the security industry can with the least difficulty be given the description of "global outbreaks."

These outbreaks were from botnets Bredolab, Zeus, Mariposa, Black Energy 2.0, Sinowal, Koobface and TDSS that together caused destruction to millions of PCs globally. Incidentally, at the climax of a fresh surge of complicated malware was the Stuxnet virus.

Expectedly, during 2011, the total number of malware attacks against 64-bit platforms will rise along with those striking social networks, mobile OSs and mobile devices. Besides, DDoS assaults will continue to be a huge problem online, Gostev adds.

Related article: Kaspersky Released malware Statistics for September 2008

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