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Top Seven Internet Security Trends

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    Public-private partnerships have resulted in the takedown of numerous online criminal networks. For example, on November 8, the FBI, in partnership with various private sector entities, executed one of the largest coordinated cyber-takedown efforts ever with Operation Ghost Click. The target of this takedown, malware dubbed DNSChanger, is estimated to have infected over 4 million machines in 100 countries. And in September, Microsoft took down the Kelihos botnet, a network of private computers infected with malware unknowingly to those computers’ owners. That botnet reportedly consisted of a network of 41,000 infected computers capable of sending billions of spam emails per day.

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    Public-private partnerships have resulted in the takedown of numerous online criminal networks. For example, on November 8, the FBI, in partnership with various private sector entities, executed one of the largest coordinated cyber-takedown efforts ever with Operation Ghost Click. The target of this takedown, malware dubbed DNSChanger, is estimated to have infected over 4 million machines in 100 countries. And in September, Microsoft took down the Kelihos botnet, a network of private computers infected with malware unknowingly to those computers’ owners. That botnet reportedly consisted of a network of 41,000 infected computers capable of sending billions of spam emails per day.

IID (Internet Identity®), a provider of technology and services that help organizations secure their Internet presence, recently released its list of the top security trends from 2011. Some specific trends that IID saw emerge over the past year include the extended enterprise coming under assault, the emergence of dangerous mobile applications, and cyber criminals increasingly harnessing the power of social media. This slideshow highlights IID's list of the top Internet security incidents and trends from 2011 (in no particular order).

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