New cybercrime targets for 2011

PC World reports that the enterprise, rather than the consumer, will be the predicted cybercrime target for 2010.

“As the new decade opens, cybercrime is diverging down a different path as cyber attacks move beyond the financial services industry and malware makes a shift from targeting consumer desktops to employees in the enterprise,” states the 2011 Cybercrime Trends Report.

What does this mean exactly? The volume of mobile downloads is expected to rise in 2011 to 25 billion applications, creating more of an opportunity for mobile devices, used by employees of major organisations with access to huge amounts of confidential data, could mean an easy back door for malware to reach into corporate enterprises.