Phishing attempts, spear phishing attempts, keystroke loggers, password-stealing Trojans and
other types of malware put corporate data and finances increasingly at risk. The target of malware is typically sensitive content like usernames and passwords, but it can also include login data for banking systems, customer data, trade secrets and other types of confidential information. The increasing end goals of stealing information (both personal and corporate), hijacking systems for a wide range of purposes and launching additional malicious attacks all have serious business implications, in addition to the more traditional impacts to storage, bandwidth, infrastructure and other costs.
Some examples of serious malware incursions during the recent past :