Among the facts:
- New malicious programs increased by 8% with more Trojan applications aims to steal information and e-login.
- The use of rootkit malware that allow a person to hide their malicious activities and programs is also in the rise.
- Another threat is holding data hostage - a program used to modify data on a victim machine and then blackmail the user.
- The need for fast, efficient and unobtrusive protection has led some security systems developers to become managed security service providers (MSSPs) which has broader security management services besides delivering patches and system updates.
- Services are such as internal and external scanning for vulnerabilities; threat intelligence to identify emerging exploits; richer correlation of asset data with vulnerabilities, threats and attacks; and blocking or shielding capabilities to stop attacks
Read more on this article - The Changing Faces of Internet Security Threats, Part 2
Previous entry on Part 1 is available here.