Once considered futuristic science fiction, today’s biggest IT security threats are very much a reality. “Today, hacking is all crime, all the time, complete with bidding markets for malware, crime syndicates, botnets for hire, and cyber warfare gone amok,” a recent article says.
The following are the nine biggest threats security professionals are facing today, according to the article.
1. Cyber crime syndicates
2. Small-time cons (and the money mules and launders supporting them)
4. Intellectual property theft and corporate espionage
5. Malware mercenaries
6. Botnets as a service
7. All-in-one malware
8. The increasingly compromised Web
9. Cyber warfare
As these dangers to cyber security grow, so will the need for professionals to fight them.Tags: cyber crime, cyber security, cyber warfare, hacking, malware