Malware Gets Personal

Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report shows what looks suspiciously like exponential growth in detected malware threats. More worryingly there is a clear trend towards targeting of information and an increasing focus on sabotaging trusted sites. It’s no longer sufficient to “avoid the dark alleys of the Internet”, as Stephen Trilling puts it.

None of this is surprising but neither is it comforting to have your fears confirmed. And there’s potentially worse to come as there’s a lot of exposure in our infrastructure. We do nowhere near enough to manage the security of our technology supply chain. It’s scary to think what might be lurking in the products we procure, now that that there’s a well-established incentive to compromise them.