Rise in Sophisticated Attacks Against Savvy PC Users Expected to Rise


CA, Inc. issued a report that warns of a new level of cyber crime potential as increasingly sophisticated attackers aim to steal intellectual property, personal identities and the contents of bank accounts across international borders, and within organizations and social networks.

"Malware writers continue to blur the line between trojans, worms, viruses and spyware," said Brian Grayek, vice president of Malicious Content Research for CA. "Spyware distributors have adopted the stealth techniques of virus and worm authors, and can now adapt quickly to uncover and exploit the slightest vulnerability. PC users must therefore be aware that they can get in a lot of trouble simply by visiting a website -- and that the bad guys no longer need to entice them to open an email attachment to wreak havoc on their machines." Rise in Sophisticated Attacks Against Savvy PC Users Expected to Rise - Government Technology

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