Expect to see more sophisticated targeted peer-to-peer-based botnets (along the lines of "Storm") that will be completely distributed with no standard command-and-control traffic.
The cyber threat landscape has matured over the past 10 years, due in part to the proliferation of new technologies and an increasing reliance on the Internet for personal, business and governmental needs. Wielding their keyboards, cyber criminals exploit new and existing technologies for financial gain, to exact revenge or to carry out political coups. In their wake, they leave behind the tattered remains of unsuspecting individuals' life savings or companies' intellectual property, or the potential for disruption of national infrastructures.
Narus, Inc., a leader in real-time traffic intelligence for protecting governments, service providers and enterprises against cyber threats and the risks of doing business in cyber space, recently compiled a top 10 list of the latest cyber threat trends that will likely pop up over the next few years. Many on the list originated in the last decade, and have been fine-tuned to create more chaos in the years ahead.
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