Tuesday, December 29, 2009

McAfee Labs Predicts Facebook, Twitter Will Be Platforms of Choice for Emerging Threats

McAfee Also Foresees HTML 5 Will Attract Attackers, Increased Trojan Sophistication And That 2010 Will Be a Good Year for Law Enforcement’s Fight Against Cybercrime

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec 29, 2009 McAfee Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today unveiled its 2010 Threat Predictions report. McAfee Labs believes cybercriminals will target social networking sites and third-party applications, use more complex Trojans and botnets to build and execute attacks, and take advantage of HTML 5 to create emerging threats. McAfee Labs also predicts 2010 will be a good year for law enforcement’s fight against cybercrime.

“Over the past decade, we’ve seen a tremendous improvement in the ability to successfully monitor, uncover, and stop cybercrime,” said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Labs. “We’re now facing emerging threats from the explosive growth of social networking sites, the exploitation of popular applications and more advanced techniques used by cybercriminals, but we’re confident that 2010 will be a successful year for the cybersecurity community.”

For a full copy of the 2010 McAfee Labs Threat Predictions, please visit: http://www.mcafee.com/us/local_content/white_papers/7985rpt_labs_threat_predict_1209_v2.pdf

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