(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Security research firm McAfee predicts that cyberattacks involving political motivation or notoriety will become major threats in 2012, according to a report released Wednesday.
McAfee’s 2012 Threat Predictions report finds that mobile banking, “legal” spam and virtual currency will make headlines in the new year.
“Many of the threats that will become prominent in 2012 have already been looming under the radar in 2011,” Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs said in a statement. “Over the past year, the general public has become more aware of some of these risks, such as threats to critical infrastructure or the impact of hacktivism as they gain international media attention. In the meantime, we continue to see cybercriminals improving their toolkits and malware and are ready to make a significant impact in 2012.”
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