Five internet security risks for 2013

Internet security firm Symantec predicts top five internet security issues for 2013.

Symantec's predictions for major internet security risks are:

  • Cyber conflict 'becoming the norm' between states, individuals and organisations
  • Ransomware - online intimidation and bullying by cybercriminals seeking online payment of 'ransoms'
  • Madware - mobile adware increasing in popularity, uploading onto mobile devices via apps (see also this post about security risks of apps)
  • New dangers from social software - as social networks push towards increasing levels of monetisation, Symantec predicts an increase in malware attempting to steal or trick users into sharing credit card details and personal information 
  • Cyber attackers moving to the cloud - attackers moving to where the users are

Source: and Symantec.