3 Predictions for the Second Half of 2011

Threats & Hacks

Internet security evolves fast. And once it changes, it’s almost impossible not to see the world in a new way.

Malicious software has only been effectively used to make large sums of money for less than a decade. But now it’s hard to ever imagine a world without online crime.

In 2011, we’ve already seen hackers take down Sony’s PlayStation Network for weeks. Dozens of Malicious apps have been removed from Android marketplace. And the United States government indicated that it could retaliate to cyber attacks as they would to conventional attacks.

We asked F-Secure’s Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen what he forecasts for the rest of 2011. Here’s what he expects:

We’ve linked to a Labs blog post about current events related to each prediction for more insight. For breaking news, be sure to follow Mikko and F-Secure Labs Advisor Sean Sullivan on Twitter where they break news pretty much every day of the week.

Cheers,

Sandra

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