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McAfee Labs pinpoints four Q3 threats areas

Nermin Bajric | Nov. 22, 2013
Quarterly report indicates growth in Android malware, signed malware, spam, and virtual currencies

As a result, the third quarter saw notable events in the use of Bitcoin for illicit activities such as the purchase of drugs, weapons, and other illegal goods on websites such as Silk Road. The growing presence of Bitcoin-mining malware reinforced the increasing popularity of the currency.

"As these currencies become further integrated into our global financial system, their safety and stability will require initiatives leveraging both the financial system's monetary controls and oversight and the technical controls and defences our industry provides," Duca said.

 

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