New Threatscape Report From Fortinet Reveals ‘Preponderance’ of ‘Scary Tactics’

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New Threatscape Report From Fortinet Reveals ‘Preponderance’ of ‘Scary Tactics’

report:http://www.fortiguard.com/report/roundup_september_2009.html

Fortinet’s (NewsAlert) “September 2009 Threatscape Report” has revealed a preponderance of scary tactics being used to sway and manipulate end users. The report shows continued strength one year after the initial cyberspace explosion of scareware in September 2008. A provider of network security appliances, Fortinet is the market leader in Unified Threat Management.

Cyber criminals spook users with scams that include e-mail threats, “botnet” downloads and fraudulent software. Their aim is to scare Internet users into providing banking or credit card details, then using those details to steal funds or commit fraud.

In September, a number of significant computer vulnerabilities were uncovered. The volume of exploits targeting known vulnerabilities also remained high.

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