The coming year is going to be a busy year for the bad buys — and those IT personnel charged with keeping systems safe and secure. As eSecurity Planet reports, 2010 will see an increase in the breadth and complexity of security threats.
Security researchers at business software developer CA this week warned enterprise customers to expect even more complex security threats in 2010 — including an expected surge in so-called “malvertising” scams and more attacks targeting the Apple platform.
In its State of the Internet 2009 report, CA (NASDAQ: CA) security pundits identified faux security software applications, insecure social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and viruses that game search engines results as the top security issues of the past year.
“Cybercriminals have made a business out of conducting attacks on the most popular online destinations because they promise the highest payoff,” said Don DeBolt, director of threat research for CA’s Internet Security Business Unit (ISBU).