Cisco 2009 Midyear Security Report: Internet Crimes Are Getting More Sophisticated

Cisco 2009 Midyear Security Report

The perpetrators of crime on the internet to update their tactics in spreading viruses, spams, malware, and computer identity theft. Now they also operate like a business person, implementing a strategy often used by companies, and work with others to increase the impact of their crimes.

A number of these new tactics are reported in Cisco 2009 Midyear Security Report released by the Internet network system company Cisco, early this month. One of the computer crime tactics used are to follow and take advantage of current events. For example, related outbreaks of H1N1 Swine Flu virus that start to spread on last april.

The perpetrators of crimes directly loading the internet with the spam of H1N1 prevention ads, and linked to fake pharmaceutical companies site. They also utilizing news for attacking their main victims.

Cisco's head of security researcher, Patrick Peterson, said secure Internet network is always changing because of the increasingly sophisticated threats to harm the corporate network security and then infiltrate corporate networks and steal datas.

"What is striking in our latest findings is how, in addition to using their technical skills to cast a wide net and avoid detection, these criminals are also demonstrating some strong business acumen. They are collaborating with each other, preying on individuals' greatest fears and interests, and increasingly making use of legitimate Internet tools like search engines and the software-as-a-service model." he said.

The Cisco® 2009 Midyear Security Report highlight the business strategies and techniques that are used most often by the perpetrators of crime to infiltrate corporate networks, compromise websites, or even to steal personal information and money.

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