Kaspersky Lab Names This Year's Top Security Threats
Forbes, By Ken Rapoza
Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab listed their take on
the year’s top security stories on Monday. And two quick takeaways: the cloud
is dead, encryption services will come back strong.
No surprise, the IT firm led by the charismatic Eugene Kaspersky
put cyber espionage on the top of their list. This year saw a steady flow
of blockbuster news about U.S. spy agencies eavesdropping on their political
buddies from Brazil to Germany. Even secure governments have lost their
Last October, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & Analysis TeamTISI -4.45%
investigated a series of attacks against computer networks of
various international diplomatic service agencies. A large scale
cyber-espionage network was revealed and analyzed during the investigation:
they called it Operation Red October, named after
the Tom Clancy novel about a Soviet submarine captain titled “The Hunt For The
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