Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, has published its first quarterly analysis of malware trends, covering the first quarter of 2005. The report is available in full on the company's site about cyber-threats, Viruslist.com. Alexander Gostev, Senior Virus Analyst at Kaspersky Lab, describes current cyber threats, details which are currently the most serious, and explains how they are likely to evolve over the next few months. Statistics and research produced by Kaspersky Lab virus analysts offer some unexpected results which shed new light on current trends in the malware world.
Why haven't there been any major outbreaks caused by email worms in over a year? Where have IM-worms targeting ICQ, AOL and MSN Messenger come from? What is the background behind the recent flare-up of phishing attacks? How has Microsoft Service Pack 2 for Windows XP changed the face of IT security. How is the development of adware and spyware affecting the cyber-threat landscape?