Malware Evolution: October - December 2005

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Malware Evolution: October - December 2005

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Alexander Gostev
Senior Virus Analyst, Kaspersky Lab

This latest report continues Kaspersky Lab's series of quarterly
reports on malware and cyber threat evolution.

2005 was rich in security incidents, many of which are covered in our
quarterly reports. This final report for 2005 covers the main trends
of the fourth quarter, including viruses for new platforms, and zero
day vulnerabilities.

    1. Sober - a unique worm
    2. The evolution of Krotten and cyber-blackmail
    3. Zero day vulnerabilities
    4. Mobile malware
    5. Gaming consoles - a new platform for viruses?
    6. Sony's rootkit

Ron :)

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