More clever hackers emerging

Cyber crime grew more sophisticated, targeted, and dangerous in 2005 according to a report released this week by Counterpane Internet Security and MessageLabs.

The two companies teamed up to write about their security research in a report titled "2005 Attack Trends and Analysis." The report summarized key cyber attacks across 15 industry sectors and examines how the attacks affect organizations.

Some of the key findings included the fact that financial services and healthcare companies are the most exposed to probes and enumeration attempts. Financial services and banking industry organizations suffered the largest percentage of trojan attacks last year with close to 40 percent of all trojans sent to these companies. Meanwhile, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies were the most assaulted by spyware. Nearly 50 percent of all spyware attacks were targeted toward these companies. More clever hackers emerging - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 17th March 2006 11:47PM