2010 Security Threats in Review - Slide 7

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Social networks have millions of users who every day interconnect, interact, comment and even use them for work. The number of potential victims among social media users has not escaped the attention of cyber-criminals, many of whom focus on identify theft. By passing themselves off as friends or contacts of victims, hackers distribute content designed to trick users.

2010 was an intense year for threats, and many issues shook the world of IT security. The dismantling of the Mariposa botnet, the “Here you Have” worm –an attack claimed by the Iraqi resistance-, 0-Day vulnerability exploits, Stuxnet and the attack on nuclear plants (SCADA systems), the Rainbow or OnMouseOver worm on Twitter, hijacking of the Facebook “Like” button, Android threats (such as FakePlayer), the launch of cyber activism led by Anonymous, Wikileaks… In short, a year full of security-related events of all shapes and sizes.

This slideshows highlights Panda Security’s report on security threats in 2010.

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