Savvier cyberattacks are being directed toward more critical segments of the U.S. economy, says the security provider.
Malware continues to grow, not just in volume but in sophistication, according to a new report from McAfee.
Released today, the security vendor's fourth-quarter 2012 Threats Report found that more organizations are being targeted by more clever cyberattacks.
The number of trojans designed to steal passwords rose 72 percent last quarter. Some of these trojans are part of "customized" threats, while others are packaged with more "off-the-shelf" forms of malware. As one example, the Citadel trojan was specifically designed to hit financial services companies.