Have you seen all this hype about Conficker and GhostNet recently? Surely there are more important threats out there rather than what this media frenzy would have you believe. How many times can security vendors claim "the sky is falling" before their customers get tired of the FUD?
I've been examining the details of both incidents/outbreaks, and it's got me chuckling while watching how many professionals are chasing their tails.
A word to the wise, if a threat gets a unique name and makes it to the prime-time news then it's too late - the odds are that it's no longer a threat to be worried about. The good guys have already countered it (as far as enterprise's are concerned anyway).
I've just blogged about the intricacies of the malware naming business and the (mitigated) threat that is Conficker and GhostNet over on the Damballa Blog site.
Read my first appearance on the blog and the brand-spanking-new post "Who really will be the fool on April Fool's day?"