Social media threats and targeted attacks
by Mirko Zorz - Tuesday, 29 March 2011.
In the video below, Alexandru Catalin Cosoi, the Head of Online Threats Lab at BitDefender, talks about the new breed of social media threats and sophisticated targeted attacks.

Cosoi estimates that during this year we'll see a decrease of classical malware such as spam and file infectors. Cyber criminals will increasingly take advantage of social networking platforms like Facebook, and attack more using malicious applications.



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