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Do not underestimate the bad guys

(Mike Bantick, ITWire) Security firm Sophos has recently produced its 2010 mid-year Security Threat Report, and whilst many things remain the same, there are plenty of new security vectors for the connected among us to deal with.

If there is one thing that is clear from the latest Sophos mid-year security threat report, it is that traditional attacks on private data are still prevalent.  Perhaps the vectors are shifting but figures show Spam, Phishing and Malware are still a major source of worry for security personnel world-wide.

The Security Threat Report shows that the traditional security attacks are migrating to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.  Since April 2009, moving into 2010 reported Spam attacks reported from social networks increased from 33.4% to 57%, Phishing from 21% to 30% and Malware from 21.2% to 36%.  It is clear that criminal activity is moving into the online worlds increasingly populated by everyday Internet users.

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