Sophos mid-year 2010 Security Threat Report

Posted on August 8, 2010

IT security company Sophos has released its mid-year 2010 Security Threat Report. The report provides some insight into Cybercrime as well as other IT security trends and developments for the first half of 2010.

The report provide a short history and background into the cybercrime economy, then covers some noticeable arrests and sentences over the last 12 months, making for interesting reading. Of particular interest is the particularly “tolerant” attitude of those survyed to government cyber-crime activities.

Some thoughts around social media as an attack vector are also explored, as well as some insights into the threats to the major mobile platforms (iPhone, Blackberry, Android).

The report also provides details on the top malware/spyware hosting countries for January to June 2010.

Download the PDF copy of the full report here.

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Categories: Privacy, Research, Security

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