Smartphones and seemingly safe sites may be more vulnerable in 2012
By: Deborah M. Todd, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Any organization that believes it has shuttered all of the back door
channels that hackers used to breach millions of systems last year
should double check the locks in 2012, according to security experts.
A cyberthreat forecast by Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based Internet
security firm, warns there is little doubt the cloud-based storage hack
that took down Sony's PlayStation Network for more than a month will
spread beyond gaming companies...
Tim Armstrong, a malware researcher who works out of Kaspersky's
American headquarters in Woburn, Mass., said many new threats coming in
2012 are a result of hackers adjusting techniques used last year and
taking advantage of fundamental flaws within systems that have yet to be
addressed on an industrial scale.
"Some of these companies haven't had a security focus ever before, so
the types of attacks will be a little more creative and systematic," he