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Threat Morphosis: Evolution of the Computer Virus

THREAT MORPHOSIS THE SHIFTING MOTIVATIONS BEHIND DIGITAL THREATS VIRUS ERA COMPUTER VIRUSES ARE CREATED FOR PERSONAL GAIN (NOTORIETY), RESEARCH PROJECTS, FUN/ MOTIVATION REACH BEHAVIOR COMPLEXITY 00 012 PRANKS, VANDALISM, VANDALISM LIMITED SINGLE FILE CORRUPTION PROGRAM 10 ETC. OTHERS ARE a MADE FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS. HOW BAD CAN IT GET: SOFTWARE DESTRUCTION 01200110100 1986 BRAIN CREATED BY THO PAKISTANI BROTHERS, BECOMES THE 0180011 MORLD'S FIRST PC VIRUS. TYPE OF HALKARE: FILE INFECTOR 1999 MELISSA 01001101 OVERLOADS SERVERS AND CAUSES MAJOR DAMAGE. TYPE OF MALKARE: MACRO 1992 MICHELANGELO ERASES THE FIRST 100 SECTORS OF A HARD DRIVE, RENDERING IT USELESS. TYPE OF MALKARE: FILE INFECTOR WORM OUTBREAK ERA AN OUTBREAK IS THE PROPAGATION OF THE SAME SECURITY THREAT INTO DIFFERENT ^COMPUTERS WITHIN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. MOTIVATION REACH BEHAVIOR COMPLEXITY THERE WERE 30 MAJOR NOTORIETY NETWORKS WIDESPREAD VULNERABILITY PROPAGATION USE OUTBREAKS WITH 16,880 HOW BAD CAN IT GET: CLOGGED NETWORKS MALWARE DEFECTIONS AND MORE THAN 2000 ILOVEYOU aka LOVELETTER THROUGH SOCTAL ENGINEERINRS TYPE OF MALMARE: VBSCRIPT ÎNFECTED 37,000,000 FILES IN 2004 ATTACKS MILLIONS OF 2001 CODERED ATTACKS COMPUTERS RUNNING MICROSOFT'S INTERNET INFORMATION SERVICES (IIS) WEB SERVER. TYPE OF MALKARE: WORH 2004 SASSER SPREADS AROUND EUROPE, ASIA, LATIN AMERICA, AND IN THE U.S. TYPE OF MALKARE: HORM NIMDA INFECTS COMPUTERS THROUGH MALICIOUS EMAIL ATTACHMENTS. TYPE OF MALKARE: FILE INFECTOR MYDOOM, BAGLE, AND NETSKY BECOME NOTORIOUS MASS-MAILERS. TYPE OF MALKARE: HORM WEB THREAT ERA IN THE UNDERGROUND ECONOMY, A PERSON'S CREDITCARD NUMBER IS WORTH BETWEEN USS7AND $25. 5 MOTIVATION REACH BEHAVIOR COMPLEXITY 2$ TREND MICRO SAW A ww 2,135% PROFIT WORLD WIDE INFORMATION WEB MULTI COMPONENT THEFT INCREASE IN WEB THREATS FROM 2005-2008. HOW BAD CAN IT GET: MAJOR FINANCIAL LOSS 2004 BANCOS PERFORMS ILLEGAL ONLINE BANKING BY LOGGING KEYSTROKESARE: TROJAN 92% OF DIGITAL THREATS ARRIVED TYPE OF 2006 "THE ITALIAN JOB" ULA VIA THE INTERNET COMPROMISES LEGITIMATE WEBSITES. TYPE OF MALMARE: MALICIOUS HTML, TROJAN, BACKDOOR 2007 ZEUS AN INFOSTEALER KIT, IS DISCOVERED. TYPE OF MALMARE: TROJAN IN 2008 CONFICKER aka DOWNAD 2008 FAKEAV SPREADING VIA SPAN REPORTS INCREASES. TYPE OF MALMARE: TROJAN HITS ENTERPRISES AS IT EXPLOITS A NINDOWS VULNERABILITY (MSes-067). TYPE OF MALKARE: WORM SOCIAL ATTACKS ERA 35 THERE ARE NEW THREATS PERSECOND MOTIVATION REACH BEHAVIOR COMPLEXITY for (ALMOST 12, 600 PER HOUR!) SABOTAGE AND PROFIT IDENTIFIED TARGETS CUSTOM- MADE PLATFORM- BASED HOW BAD CAN IT GET: FOR HOME USERS: FINANCIAL LOSS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: BANKRUPTCY FOR LARGE ORGANIZATIONS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT, MAJOR FINANCIAL LOSS 1/3 OF WEB USERS ARE ATTACKED BY CYBERCRIMINALS USING SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES TO TARGET VICTIMS. 2008 KOOBFACE TARGETS FACEBOOK USERS. TYPE OF MALWARE: WORM 2009 MALICIOUS LINKS IN THITTER ARE FOUND TO CARRY MALHARE. TYPE OF MALKARE: TROJAN Source: http://www.nsslabs.com/ A RECENT STUDY REVEALED THAT THREEFAKEAV PROVIDERS EARNED A COMBINED TOTAL OF STUXNET EXPLOITS WINDONS VULNERABILITIES TO TARGET SCADA SYSTEMS. TYPE OF MALMARE: WORM US$130M 2010 DROIDSMS THE FIRST ANDROID TROJAN, IS SEEN IN THE WILD. DURING THE COURSE OF THEIR CAMPAIGN. 2011 DATA BREACHES AND HIGHLY TARGETED ATTACKS RANP UP. A DATA BREACH REFERS TO THE EXFILTRATION OF WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT OF F DATA FROM A SYSTEM SEVERAL ONLINE ATTACKS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MARCH 11 JAPAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER. ITS OHNER. HACKTIVISM INCIDENTS ESCALATE. HACKTIVISM IS A COMBINATION OF "HACKING" AND "ACTIVISH", ROOTED IN CULTURAL AND/OR GEOPOLITICAL UNREST. TRENDLABS UNCOVERS THE "SOLDIER" SPYEYE ATTACKS THAT STOLE US$3.2M FROM JANUARY TO JUNE. TYPE OF MALWARE: TROJAN TREND MICRO TrendLabs

Threat Morphosis: Evolution of the Computer Virus

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Computers are our creation, and like us, they get sick. There are malevolent growths within them: viruses. As technology progresses, so do the they. This happens in the same way that biological viruse...

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