Symantec Warns of Adaptive Malware ThreatBy eChannelLine | Posted 2009-04-15 Email Print
Symantec says the volume and serverity of malware will increase as malware writters create viruses and worms that are more adaptive to counter security measures implemented by businesses and computer users.
In its' annual "Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR)", the 14th edition of the report, Symantec says it expects that malicious code developers will continue to increasingly adapt attacks in order to evade detection and that some overt attack activities could be abandoned or pushed further underground. Malicious activity will be increasingly pushed to regions with emerging infrastructures that may still lack the resources to combat the growing involvement of organized groups in the online underground economy.
The onus will be on organizations, institutions, and other knowledgeable stakeholders in the security of the Internet to work for the benefit of the affected regions, the report read. Internet threat activity is truly global, and malicious activity allowed to flourish in one area could rapidly spread globally in the absence of a comprehensive response from the Internet security community.