The findings of Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report have showed more than 286 million new threats in last year.
The report warns of increases in both the frequency and sophistication of targeted attacks on enterprises; the continued growth of social networking sites as an attack distribution platform; and a change in attackers’ infection tactics.
Symantec MD Craig Scroggie explained, "With the increased popularity of social media, cybercriminals are now leveraging the popularity of shortened URLs to obtain confidential information. In addition, as more users download and install third-party applications for mobile devices, the possibility of installing malicious applications is also increasing.”
The report’s major findings included:
You can find the full report here as well a podcast on the findings.
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