McAfee has released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2014, which details the far-reaching BERserk vulnerability, explores the various forms of trust abuse, provides threats statistics spanning malware, mobile threats, web threats, messaging threats, and network threats. The report also offers a set of threats predictions for 2015. Our November report discusses the following key threats predictions:
Cyber espionage attacks will continue to increase in frequency. Long-term players will become stealthier information gatherers while newcomers will look for ways to steal money and disrupt their adversaries.
Internet of Things
Attacks on the Internet of Things devices will increase rapidly due to hyper growth in the number of connected objects, poor security hygiene, and the high value of data on those devices.
Data privacy will remain under attack as governments and businesses continue to grapple with what is fair and authorized access to imperfectly defined personal information.
Ransomware will evolve its methods of propagation, encryption, and the targets it seeks. More mobile devices will suffer attacks.
Mobile attacks will continue to grow rapidly as new mobile technologies expand the attack surface and little is done to stop app store abuse.
Point of Sale
Point of sale (POS) attacks will remain lucrative, and a significant upturn in consumer adoption of digital payment systems on mobile devices will provide new attack surfaces that cybercriminals will exploit.
Malware beyond Windows
Non-Windows malware attacks will explode, fueled by the Shellshock vulnerability.
Vulnerabilities will increase as the number of flaws in popular software continues to grow.
Escaping the Sandbox
Escaping the sandbox will become a significant IT security battlefield.
The infographic highlights key facts about these 2015 threats predictions.
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