New threats from cybercriminals

Those who say innovation is dead must not be keeping up with what’s going on in the criminal realm, because it seems the bad guys just keep on coming up with new and different ways to steal data, shut down networks, put malware on your systems or otherwise do their dirty deeds. As an IT pro in a mobile world, you not only have to keep your company network safe from intruders, you also have to help your users protect desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets that they use off premises but also connect to the corporate network. It’s a big job just to keep on top of the techniques that the criminals are using.

This article describes six new, rising threats that include text-message malware, social networking attacks, even taking over control of your car or hacking into the smart grid to shut you down by shutting off your electricity. Read about these new threats here:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216603/Six_rising_threats_from_cybercriminals?taxonomyId=17&pageNumber=1

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