ZDNet’s Richard Stiennon just published his Ten threat predictions for 2008. Number 8 on his list is an ominous warning that we ain’t seen nothing yet from the Storm Trojan peer-to-peer botnet:
8. The world learns what the Storm Trojan is for. The Storm Trojan is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malware ever. It has defensive abilities that are used to try to shut down researchers. To date it has not been used but its huge distribution, possibly more than 50 million instances, could be a one of the most disruptive weapons ever deployed on the Internet. In 2008 we will learn just what the Storm Trojan is meant to do.