Where 2012 was a period of great innovation amongst cybercriminals and hackers Ė many of whom keenly develop new and hybridized attack vectors that build on a constantly expanding range of extensible code environments seen running on Windows and Apple Mac platforms - 2013 is likely to go down in the darkware IT history books as a period of consolidation.
Software vulnerabilities will be the main target of cyber-criminals next year, according to a list of security trends that will dominate in 2013 by PandaLabs.
Adobe has confirmed that the records leaked on Tuesday by an Egyptian hackers were part of a database containing user information and login credentials for Connectusers.com, a forum site for users of its Adobe Connect Web conferencing platform.
An Egyptian hacker claims to have breached one of Adobe's servers and gotten his hands on a database containing over 150,000 records belonging to Adobe's customers.
The good news is that the exploit costs $50,000 which limits the purchase of it to defense contractors, nation states and some criminal organizations that may be able to recoup the cost of purchase.
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