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To help organizations prepare for next year, the Websense Security Labs announced a few predictions for the 2013 threat landscape
Since the spear-phishing attack on the White House, it is evident that cyber criminals have gained confidence and momentum in 2012. To help organisations prepare for next year, the Websense Security Labs announced a few predictions for the 2013 threat landscape.
Highlights include:

Mobile devices will be the new target for cross-platform threats: As development barriers are removed, mobile threats will be able to leverage a huge library of shared code. Attacks will also continue to increasingly use social engineering lures to capture user credentials on mobile devices;

Cyber criminals will use bypass methods to avoid traditional sandbox detection: More organisations are utilising virtual machine defenses to test for malware and threats. As a result, attackers are taking new steps to avoid detection by recognising virtual machine environments. These advanced attacks will remain hidden until they are sure they aren't in a virtual security environment;

Legitimate mobile app stores will host more malware in 2013: Malicious apps will increasingly slip through validation processes. They will continue to pose risks to organisations enabling Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies;

Government-sponsored attacks will increase as new players enter: Expect more governments to enter the cyber-warfare arena. In the wake of several publicised cyber-warfare events, there are a number of contributing factors that will drive more countries toward these strategies and tactics;

Malicious emails are making a comeback: Timed and targeted spear-phishing email attacks, along with an increase in malicious email attachments, are providing new opportunities for cyber crime.

Posted By Sundeep aka SunTechie

Sundeep is a Founder of Youth Talent Auzzar, a passionate blogger, a programmer, a developer, CISE and these days he is pursuing his graduation in Engineering with Computer Science dept.
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