Phenomena in information security 2014

Published 30.01.2015

The number of scam campaigns increased in Finland, the basic structures of the internet were shaken, and the threat posed by targeted attacks continued to grow. Web users were extensively affected by the information security problems of 2014.

The problems consisted of a wide range of threats posed by the cyber world. Basic users in Finland were plagued by online scams. Globally, targeted attacks appeared in a totally new kind of scale. Vulnerabilities related to traffic encryption had the most wide-stretching impact on all web users. The most significant vulnerability was the Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL library.

Key words: Information security , Internet , CERT , Cyber security , Malware , Password , Phishing , Targeted attack , Reports , Information security now! , News , Vulnerabilities


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