Posted by: in Trends on Mar 01, 2011
In an age where information and data are predominantly organized and stored digitally, new threats pose a challenge to IT outsourcing companies, their clients and government officials all over the globe. In the so-called information age, hacking has developed into a common form of crime. Reliable and efficient information security systems are one of the most requested IT services, corporations and government agencies are demanding alike. This blog entry highlights the 4 most pending cyber crimes, organizations need to be alerted to.
1. Traditional Malware
Have you ever heard of Trojans in the context of cyber space? These main vehicles of malware distribution over the internet, often in disguise as e-mails or PDF documents, pose a major threat to data security. Did you know that an average of 55,000 new malware pieces find their way onto the World Wide Web every single day?
2. Advanced Persistent Threats
Advanced persistent threats are especially vicious as they target specific organizations and steal cast amount of confidential information by bypassing their firewall. What is most dangerous about these kinds of cyber attacks is the inability of the targeted organizations to recognize the hacker activities early. Often the recognition comes too late and the company lost precious, confidential information.
3. Mobile Devices
Mobile tech gadgets such as smart phones have been highly adopted by the business world. Unfortunately, they deliver the excellent possibility for cyber criminals to hack into private networks as their owner often have insufficient knowledge how to use them safely in public spaces.
Cyber protests or hactivism is an aspiring trend and established to be a modern form of public protest. Hactivists are especially aggressive as their aim is to target either government organizations, financial institutes or corporate enterprises in order to make their IT systems dysfunctional and to obtain confidential data.