Top 10 Security Threat Predictions For 2008


There is no peace in the eye of the Storm Worm. Bots, or computer programs that give cyber criminals complete control over PCs, are typically installed surreptitiously on the PCs of unsuspecting users.

Also known as Nuwar, the Storm is the most versatile malware on record. According to McAfee Avert Labs' top 10 security threats report for 2008, the Storm's authors released thousands of variants and code-changing techniques, creating the largest peer-to-peer botnet in history. "It constantly moves," said Schmugar. "The thing with Storm is that it radically changes its methods over time. In some regards, it's a trendsetter."