Kaspersky Lab's 'Malware Evolution: April - June 2005' - an analysis of contemporary cyber threats

20 Jul 2005
Virus News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions that protect against viruses, Trojans, hacker attacks and spam, has published its second quarterly analysis of contemporary trends in cyber threats: “Malware Evolution: April - June 2005”. This report by leading Kaspersky Lab virus analysts offers insights into the activity of the computer underground, and contains detailed analysis of the technologies and techniques currently being used by cyber criminals.

The report offers readers professional analysis of the latest developments in information security: changes in network attack vectors, with a shift from wide range scanning of Internet segments towards targeted attacks on major nodes. Many major financial institutions have recently suffered from such attacks.

In addition to the above, the report highlights worrying trends such as the continued evolution of adware (such programs have now crossed the line between merely undesirable to actively illegal) the emergence of new virus technology, and many other issues. The quarterly report covers the following topics:

  • Changing network attack trends
  • Site hacking
  • Adware
  • The return of virus technology
  • Cyber hostages
  • Politics and viruses

You can find the latest quarterly report on cyber threats from Kaspersky Lab here. Information from this report can be reprinted as long as the author and citation information are appropriately included.