Sophos Security Threat Report 2008
Cybercrime is evolving as organized gangs develop new tactics in their attempts to steal information and resources for financial gain. We review the year so far and make predictions about how virus, spyware, spam and other security threats will develop in 2008.
Download Sophos Security Report: 2008
The world of malware fundamentally changed in 2007, as hackers fully embraced the web as their primary route for infecting computers. As more computer users have defended their email gateways with security solutions, cybercriminals are planting malicious code on innocent websites, lying in wait for victims to come to them and be silently infected. Download now
War is waged on the world wide web
We discover 6000 new webpages every day infected by Trojan horses, viruses and spyware - that's one every 14 seconds. 83% of those webpages belong to innocent people and companies, who may have no idea that their website has been hacked. As protection against new threats is developed, cybercriminals continue to change their tactics, hacking into high traffic websites to plant their malware, poisoning web advert systems, or spamming out malicious email links to lure the unwary into infection.
Malware authors see money in Macintosh
For the first time, malware authors are viewing Apple Macs as a revenue-generating opportunity, enticing unsuspecting surfers into downloading malicious code onto their Macs, or installing scareware, with the intention of stealing money.
Mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices
Despite the predictions of some security vendors, mobile phones continue to pose a small malware threat in comparison to other devices. We examine the impact iPhones, iPod Touches, ultra-mobile PCs and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices will have on the malware landscape in 2008.
Who is behind the cybercrime?
Countries have accused each other of espionage and attacks over the internet - but who is relaying the most spam, hosting the most infected webpages and not doing enough to clean up the computers within their borders? Find out in the report.
SophosLabs™, our global network of threat analysis centers, provides round-the-clock analysis and responds rapidly to emerging and evolving threats. Sophos provides 24/7 protection against known and unknown threats, securing all routes onto your network and desktops.