Annual McAfee Virtual Criminology Report

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 29, 2007

McAfee Virtual Criminology Report – Cybercrime: The Next Wave – The annual McAfee global cyber trends study into organized crime and the Internet in collaboration with leading international security experts, November 2007.

  • “For this report we consulted with more than a dozen security specialists at top institutions such as NATO, the FBI, SOCA, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), the International Institute for Counter -Terrorism in Israel and the London School of Economics. These experts are also on the front lines in the fi ght against cybercrime every day, and we asked for their insights on the state of this dangerous underworld – as well as their predictions on where it’s going next…the experts agree that cybercrime has evolved significantly in complexity and scope. Espionage. Trojans. Spyware. Denial-of-service attacks. Phishing scams. Botnets. Zero-day exploits. The unfortunate reality is that no one is immune from this malicious industry’s reach — individuals, businesses, even governments. As the world has flattened, we’ve seen a signifi =cant amount of emerging threats from increasingly sophisticated groups attacking organizations around the world. And it’s only going to get worse…”
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