Kaspersky 2012 Predictions
- The continued rise of hacktivist groups.
- The growth of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) incidents
- The dawn of cyber-warfare and more powerful nation states jostling for dominance through cyber-espionage campaigns.
- Attacks on software and gaming developers such as Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle and Sony.
- More aggressive actions from law enforcement agencies against traditional cybercriminals.
- An explosion of Android threats.
- Attacks on Apple’s Mac OS X platform.
- Flashback hits Mac OSX
- Nation state espionage cyber campaigns
- Android threats
- LinkedIn, Dropbox and Gamigo leaks
- Adobe certificate threats and the omnipresent APT (Advanced Persistent Threat)
The third one - the growth of Android malware. This growth was exponential in 2012 as can be seen by the chart below. Click on it for a clearer view.
Kaspersky Security Forecast for 2013
The article also discusses their forecast for the top issues that will head the security landscape in 2013. The first five:
- Targeted attacks and cyber-espionage
- The onward march of “hacktivism’
- Nation state sponsored cyber attacks
- The use of legal surveillance tools
- Cloudy with a chance of malware
They have six more and even use the word “dude” in the article. I would have thought that would say “друг”. For those who haven’t had Russian, “droog”.
Check out the article. Great reading. Many companies don’t look back at their predictions. Bravilna to them!
The report was prepared by the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) in conjunction with Kaspersky Lab’s Content & Cloud Technology Research and Anti-Malware Research divisions.