Editor’s Pick: 2012 Will Be Rife with Cybercrime Tricks
A new take on old scams in phishing, malware
2012 Will Be Rife with Cybercrime Tricks
In this article from Business Computing World, a senior threat researcher for GFI Software, Christopher Boyd, previews cybercrime in 2012. According to Boyd, a December 2011 report revealed that phishing campaigns were the most significant, after malware attacks. These threats show the consistent reuse of older, tried-and-true methods, although slightly modified. Boyd states that “the reason we see them again and again is quite simply because they work,” and he expects the trend to continue in 2012. It’s not a lost cause though: Knowing how cybercriminals operate and how to recognize attacks are important steps to protecting your data and keeping your PC clean.