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Cisco: Cybercriminals Shifting from Windows PCs to Non-Windows Systems, Mobile Platforms

January 21, 2011

Signaling a major cybercrime turning point, scammers have started shifting their focus away from Windows-based PCs to other operating systems and platforms, including smart phones, tablet PCs, and mobile platforms in general, according to Cisco’s 2010 Annual Security Report. The report also finds that 2010 was the first year in the history of the Internet that spam volume decreased, that cybercriminals are investing heavily in “money muling,” and that users continue to fall prey to myriad forms of trust exploitations.


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