CNN has an article referencing a McAfee report that iPhone, Facebook and Foursquare are 2011’s cyberattack targets.
2011 cyberattack targets: iPhone, Facebook, Foursquare
By John D. Sutter, CNN
December 29, 2010 10:25 a.m. EST | Filed under: Web
Apple products, including the iPhone, will be among the hot targets of cyberattacks in 2011, McAfee says.
(CNN) -- Spamming e-mail is so last year.
Malicious coders and all-out cybercrooks will target newer and hipper forms of digital communication in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday by McAfee, the computer security company.
Noting a "significant decrease" in the total volume of spam messages sent to e-mail, the company's annual "Threat Predictions" report says attacks on instant messaging services, Facebook, Foursquare, URL shorteners, smartphones like the iPhone and even long-protected Apple operating systems will increase in the coming year.
The changes are driven by how people use tech, the report says. As e-mail starts to die, so do e-mail-targeted scams.
Google, Microsoft, and other who are used to be targets will watch as others respond and staff up. Do you remember how much panic there was for MyDoom. Here is a wikipedia entry on computer viruses and worms http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_computer_viruses_and_worms