I love reading about this stuff because I learn a good deal, but also see that there won’t be any victory over this scourge which constantly mutates, just like antibiotic resistant germs. I’m amazed that Darwin’s principles apply even here.
The report discusses how botnets are spreading despite high profile take downs and how they are spreading the as yet unconquerable (irreversible) Cryptolocker ransomware.
It also talks about how spam has learned to disguise itself to avoid spam filters now called “snowshoe spamming”…everything from diets to get rich quick schemes.
You can learn about the masters of “ZeroAccess” botnet and how they mined bitcoins for a short time in 2013 (another reason not to invest in them).
The report also includes Android malware, how it’s growing and evolving; Windows software patching on such systems as medical devices, etc. Sophisticated web-based malware hidden and diverse, targeted threats to your financial accounts, threats to Mac OS X, treats to Linux are discussed as well.
You can get a free copy of the report here: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/threat-center/security-threat-report.aspx
You don’t even have to register to download your free copy.