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Symantec Looks Back at Security Trends of 2008, Forecasts Trends for 2009

Created: 18 Dec 2008 • Updated: 03 Mar 2009
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As the new year approaches, we must prepare for new Internet security threats. Every year, new and innovative ways of attacking computer users emerge and continue to increase in volume and severity. According to Symantec’s look back at the top Internet security trends of 2008, today’s attackers are increasingly sophisticated and organized, and have begun to adopt deceptive methods that are similar to traditional business practices.  In 2009, trends to watch include a continued explosion of new malware variants, advanced web threats, an increase in new attacks that exploit the economic crisis,  and an uptick in threats related to social networking sites.To listen to a recap of the top trends of 2008 and a forecast of trends to watch in 2009, tune in to the following podcast interview with Zulfikar Ramzan, technical director, Symantec’s Security Technology and Response organization.